Willow Springs Native Plant Nursery
Our native plant nursery is located at Willow Springs Park in Long Beach. The nursery grows a variety of California coastal sage scrub plants to support our efforts to restore native habitat in the restoration area. We are also working towards growing native plants for sale to supply our local gardens and residential landscaping. By growing native plants, you provide habitat for local wildlife, birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. Native plants are best adapted to local climate as well as climate change and they save water in landscaping. Together as a community we can make efforts to protect local wildlife and grow native plants.
Join us at a Native Plant Workshop to learn more and participate in an hour of volunteering in the habitat restoration area after each workshop. Parking is available at 2710 California Avenue next to the Farm Lot 59 Farm Stand. Overflow parking is available on the other side of the park at 2755 Orange Avenue. View the map and instructions on how to find us.
Upcoming Native Plant Workshops:
May 11, 9am - RSVP Required
Case for Natives with Guest Speaker Cris Sarabia
This presentation is an introduction to the world of California Native Plants and why they play a beneficial role in the ecosystem and in our lives. Attendees will walk away with valuable information on why it is important to bring natives into their own landscapes and tips on how to do it right. The presentation will be given by Cris Sarabia, who is a board member of the California Native Plant Society. The California Native Plant Society is a nonprofit dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats, while increasing the understanding, enjoyment, and horticultural use of native plants. Workshop will be held from 9:00 – 10:00 am with an opportunity to volunteer on site from 10:00 – 11:00 am
June 15, 9am - RSVP Required
Guest Speaker: Jorge Ochoa
Jorge Ochoa has the unique position of Associate Professor of Horticulture at Long Beach City College. He is our city’s most enthusiastic advocate for all things botanical: our trees, our drought-tolerant yards, and the magnificent wildflowers of Southern California.
Workshop will be held from 9:00 – 10:00 am with an opportunity to volunteer on site from 10:00 – 11:00 am