Needed Now: Part- and Full-Time Operations Team Members

Join our team as a part-time or full-time operations team member. We are in search of reliable, hard workers who enjoy interacting with the public. Working weekends is a must. Apply in person only.

Serving the Community for over 40 Years
"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace." -- May Sarton
Photo Gallery Blog
Spring in Los Angeles: Hard-to-Find Citrus, Beautiful Azaleas in Bloom,...
27 PHOTOS
The weather has warmed up and with it, flowers are dotting the California landsc...
Bumper Crop Special, Succulents, Roses, Fruiting Olive Trees, Hydrangea...
41 PHOTOS
Load up on Bumper Crop during our Buy 4 Bags, Get the 5th One Free event, on for...
Roses, Native Plants, Bromeliads, Containers, Salvias, Succulents, Vege...
37 PHOTOS
The Garden Center is flush with plants, including Roses, Native Plants, Salvias,...

View More

Create Your Own (Wild) Flower Carpet with Colorful Osteospermum, Part of the Daisy, Sunflower Families

Img 8632

Osteospermum are in bloom now and will last into summer, making them the perfect plant for lasting, easy, vibrant color. Available in a variety of colors (yellow, purple, blue), this plant looks quite like a daisy, and is a member of the daisy and sunflower families (Yes, you can definitely see the resemblance!).


It's highly likely that you've already seen this flower around town, as it is a winner that gardeners love.

Planted together in rows or other groupings, Osteospermum creates a swath of stunning color, much like flower fields. This plant loves sun, and its spent flowers do not need to be removed (deadheaded) for it to continue to flower.

Osteospermum is frequently used in theme-amusement parks for mass color, and in parks and other public spaces like parks. It can be planted in the ground and in containers, making it highly versatile.

Stop in and snag some Osteospermum now and add them to your garden/patio lineup for lasting color. Ask our Garden Design Experts for assistance.

Marina del Rey Garden Center: An Aerial View of Our 2+ Acres

Bumper Crop Special

Img 8558

Our once-a-year special on Bumper Crop is going on now for a limited time. Buy 4 Bags, Get the 5th Bag Free.


Bumper Crop can be mixed with your native soil as a nutrient-rich amendment to grow vegetables and flowers, or it can be used as an organic mulch to help retain water.

With added beneficial mycorrhizae, worm castings, bat guano, and kelp meal — and no harmful synthetic chemicals — Bumper Crop creates a wonderful soil environment for strong root growth.

Because Bumper Crop is OMRI listed, you know you can trust that all of its ingredients and processes comply with USDA National Organic Program standards. The OMRI logo on the front of the bag tells you that this product is proven organic.

Save the Monarch Butterfly

Img 6252

Look to us to find pesticide-free Milkweed, the plant Monarch Butterflies need to sustain their lifecycle. We've partnered with select growers to help the Monarch population by having Milkweed available year-round.

Beautiful Color Bowls

Img 8230

Color Bowls are available pre-planted in a variety of sizes. Or, we can plant one for you. Just tell us what you'd like and we'll do it all. 

Small Succulents

Img 8563

Succulents come in a variety of intriguing shapes, colors and textures. Pair one with a pot.

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

Img 4908

We are proud to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat where hummingbirds play, butterflies feed and flutter, and birds sing.

Indoor Plants

Img 4869

Create a lush and beautiful indoor area with house plants. Our large selection includes small tabletop sizes all the way up to tall tree sizes. Indoor plants also can help purify the air you breathe. Ask us which plants will help eliminate harmful pollutants. We can also help you find a great container for your new houseplant.

Learn More

Huge Container Selection

Img 8519

Did you know we have the largest container selection in the Greater Los Angeles area? Our 2+ acres gives us lots of space and our industry contacts ensure we have an amazing selection. Our glazed Asian ceramic containers are very popular. We also stock a large assortment of Terra Cotta, Talavera, stylish lightweight containers, and others. 

Succulents and Cacti

Img 8364

Succulents are a great way to add intriguing textures and colors to the garden. They also grow well in containers. This is the time of year when Sticks on Fire look at their best.

Learn More

Specialty Areas: Shown Above and Below

Preplanted Color Bowls

Img 8271

Our in-house designers are constantly crafting creative new "color bowls." Our team knows what plants have similar watering requirements and scouts our in-stock container and succulent selection to put together these artistic pots filled with plants.

We can also work with you to select plants and containers and plant them at the garden center using the best soils. Just ask us.


Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits

Img 8554

Our edible selection is among the best you will find and includes locally grown, nonGMO and certified Organic options.

Grow your own lettuce, basil, cilantro, parsley, kale, squash, artichokes, peppers, rosemary, black pepper, rue. We have the best selection around.

Citrus

Img 7922

(Above) Meyer Lemon

Our established relationships with top growers enable us to procure plants unavailable to others. Right now, we have hard-to-find Citrus that includes Kumquats, Lemons, Tangerines, Limes, and Grapefruit. And they are loaded with ripening fruit.

Citrus can be:

  • planted in containers

Stop in today and ask one of our Garden Design Experts for assistance.

Why Choose Us

Img 7853

  • 2+ acres of gardening heaven
  • Certified Wildlife Habitat

Large selection of

  • Waterwise, Drought-Tolerant Plants
  • Native Plants from California, Australia and South Africa
  • Succulents
  • Edibles: Citrus, Avocado trees, Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit
  • Plants for Privacy, Hedges
  • Butterfly-Friendly Plants
  • Indoor Plants
  • Milkweed year-round for Monarch Butterflies

Best selection and variety of

  • Containers (Asian and Italian Glazed Ceramic, Lightweight Clay Fiber, and more), Planters
  • Fountains
  • Custom planted arrangements in colorful, unique containers

Plus

  • California Certified Nursery Professionals
  • Garden Design Experts
  • Delivery service
  • Gift Cards
  • Long-established relationships with top Growers and Manufacturers
  • Member of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

Our Gift Card Makes A Great Gift... Anytime of Year!

Mdrgcgiftcard

A gift card from the Marina del Rey Garden Center is a much-treasured gift. Not only can the gift recipient use it anytime toward any of our merchandise and products (including special orders), our gift card NEVER EXPIRES and HAS ZERO EXTRA FEES ATTACHED to it!

Create Instant Privacy and Hedges With Our Trellised Plants

Img 6626

Need to block a neighbor's view into your yard or create a colorful border barrier?

Create colorful instant privacy with plants and vines on trellises. 

Our plants on large trellises are a super easy way to block a view and create privacy in your yard. We stock a good assortment of Jasmine, Bougainvillea, Potato Vine, Cape Honeysuckle, Privet and many others on large trellises ready to be put into place to block a view. 

Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for assistance.