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On Earth Day 2017, Far West Nursery & Garden Center hosted author, Rosalind Creasy, in partnership with Cabrillo College Extension, to speak on the topic of “Creating an Edible Landscape, the New American Garden.” 


Dozens of enthusiastic gardeners enjoyed Rosalind’s presentation, which included extensive questions & answers regarding garden issues and concepts, as well as slides of her personal laboratory garden in Los Altos.


Her first book, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, helped popularize the term “Edible Landscaping,” now a part of the American vocabulary. It’s a valuable concept for all of us, now more than ever, as agricultural properties get subdivisions planted instead of edibles.


Rosalind has promoted edibles to the front yard, instead of the hidden kitchen garden and has taught us to re-evaluate our perception of beauty.  How cool is it to wander into your front yard to harvest artichokes, with their distinctive, gray foliage, among the annual flowers?


Far West Nursery is committed to providing our customers with many seasonally-available, edible plant choices.  In addition to citrus, fruit trees, herbs & vegetable starts and seeds, some of our note-worthy staff favorites include rhubarb, passion fruit, guavas, pineapple mint and the perennial hot pepper, chile Manzano. 

Come discover your favorites.



Come in and browse our large selection of succulents, from small-scale Stonecrop to large and dramatic Aloes and Agaves. Most of our succulents are perfect for drought-tolerant landscapes. The smaller varieties work well as groundcovers or wall-spillers, and the larger succulents provide interesting texture and focal points. Colors include blue-green, red, lime-green, and grey. Many are multi-colored. Succulents can be arranged like brush strokes of color, contrasting and harmonizing with other plants in the landscape. Our friendly staff can assist you with your selections.


New style of gopher baskets available now.

This style of wire mesh stainless steel basket unrolls like a sock to fit around the root ball of trees, shrubs and perennials. It protects your precious investment from hungry marauding gophers. Best of all, it is easy to use and price competitive! Available in 5 different sizes for moles, voles and gophers.



Gunnera tinctoria

(Gunnera chilensis)

This truly epic plant is native to Chile.

Each leaf will grow to 4 to 8 feet in diameter on a 4 to 6 foot stem!

It needs a sheltered, partly shady spot and moist soil with plenty of nutrients and organic matter. In mild climates it will have leaves all year. Here in Santa Cruz it tends to go dormant for a brief time in the coldest part of winter. A mature plant will get an intriguing cone-shaped flower cluster. As of mid-July we have young plants in one and five gallon containers as well as a few 15 gallon

and one 24" box for instant gratification.

At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you so that you can create beautiful and prolific gardens.  Not only is the seed inside our packets the highest quality available, our packets are designed to give you the information you need to be a more successful gardener!

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Please consider us as your local resource for quick and easy color for the garden, whether in containers on the patio or beds and borders in the landscape. We have many plants that grow quickly with colorful blooms and work well in most areas of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. It is relatively easy and our experienced staff will enjoy helping you select the right plant for the right spot!