We are currently accepting applications for part time and

full time seasonal salespersons, bedding buyer

and production worker positions.

Please download the PDF application

or pick up a copy at the nursery.

Under the rainbow! It may not seem like it right now in early March but according to the Farmer's Almanac, March will usher in warmer weather. We will go with that! We have a 3,000 square foot green house full of top quality frost tender plants waiting to get set out. Some of these plants will be hard to find due to their seasonal availability. We have Leucadendrons (Pin Cushion Plant), Ornamental Ginger, Lantana, Bougainvillea, Pineapple Guava, tender Salvias, Jacaranda trees, Plumbago, and a few Avocados. We have unusual plants with wonderful names like Angel's Trumpet Vine, Poor Man's Rhododendron, Pride of Madiera, Breath of Heaven, Princess Flower, Lavender Star Flower, Vera Cruz Pepper (Hoja Santa) and Sacred Flower of the Incas. Many of these plants were propagated here at Far West Nursery. 


Bryan, Mark and Ed receive a delivery of Pincushion Plants from a local grower. We will have shipments of unusual and interesting plants startng the first week of March and continuing through November. 





















Just arrived

February 20th:

A fresh


of quality

house plants.


We have a nice selection of small to medium sized glazed ceramic and terra cotta pots.

Our new expanded shade area. We have a fresh, extensive selection of azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons. Many of our plants are from

Santa Cruz County growers. 



gallon Rhododendron are budded and ready to burst into bloom!


Now is the time for Pieris!

These handsome evergreen shrubs will  brighten up your shade garden.

Far West Nursery carries a wide variety of less toxic solutions to pests, diseases and general plant needs. Let us show you how to keep your plants healthy and your garden safer for bees, butterflies, pets and people. 



Bougainvilleas and Hibiscus are ready for spring!





We are a local, family-owned business, operating in Live Oak since 1973.  Far West Nursery and Garden Center propagates and grows many popular landscape plants.  In addition, we purchase plants from the best, most progressive growers in the area.  They are on the cutting edge of horticulture and excel in providing quality and variety, as well as introducing newly-developed plant selections and reviving forgotten favories for the landscape.


By supporting Far West Nursery, your are also contributing to the success of many local growers.


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. Our experienced staff will enjoy helping you select the right plant for the right spot.