'Buy One, Get One Free' on Our Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins!

Make Fresh Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Soup, and Any of Your Pumpkin Recipes


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Cooking with the freshest pumpkin available makes all of your Pumpkin treats and dishes taste even better so stop in during our special "Buy One Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin, Get One Free" special promotion, while supplies last!

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Fall Highlights: Plant Now for Superior Spring Growth; Shop Us for Fall Decor

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Southern California affords us the opportunity to plant any time of year, regardless of the season. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. No season is 100% better than another for planting, though there are some basic guidelines, and one season does score higher than the others. Do you know what season that is?

Fall is indeed the best season for planting--because the summer sun has warmed more than just the earth's surface. So any plants planted in the Fall take advantage of ground that is still warm, which provides their roots the optimal conditions for growth before Winter's cooling trend takes over AND gives the plant's roots the opportunity to establish themselves for peak growth in the Spring.

In fact, trees, hedges, perennials, citrus, succulents, and other plants planted now in Fall will outdo their counterparts planted in the Spring.

So, take advantage of our warm Fall weather and continue to plant your garden. Get out in the sun and enjoy planting in your herb and vegetable garden. A little digging in the dirt always feels good.

And think about where you'd like to grow a tree or shrub as a focal point (perhaps an Olive Tree or Pittosporum or Buddleia or Grevillea), or where you'd like to group trees, shrubs, and smaller perennials and hedge plants for privacy or as a border. 

Our Garden Design Experts are on hand daily to answer your questions and provide tips and guidelines. They can help you select the best soil or soil amendment for your new plants, as well as fertilizers. We carry the best organic plants, soil products, and fertilizers and can provide any instruction or guidance you need.

We offer a delivery service. And our Operations Team Members are always ready to help load your vehicle with your purchases for the immediate ride home.

In a week or so, Poinsettias will be in, followed in late November by our fresh-cut Christmas trees from Oregon will arrive so keep your eyes open and mark your calendars.

See you at the Garden Center!

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

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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!

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

Join our team as a part-time or full-time cashier 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.

Specialty Areas: Shown Below

Citrus

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We have a "forest" of Citrus right now thanks to our established relationships with top growers. Stop in and discover hard-to-find Citrus that includes Oranges, Limes, Lemons, Grapefruit, Kumquats, and other fruit varieties. We select the best plants and the majority of these have ripening fruit. Even our one-gallon citrus have fruit on many of them.

Citrus can be planted in containers.

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits

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

Winter Vegetables are in! Lettuce, Collards, Kale, Arugula, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Beets, and more. 

Special Talavera Items

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We carry a handpicked selection of the prized and beautiful Talavera Pottery year-round. We ask our vendor to search out truly unusual and beautiful pieces for us. Right now, we have a limited small selection of Sugar Skulls, Pumpkins and a few other Day of the Dead themed items. We also always have Talavera containers, animals, and stunning cement benches with inlaid Talavera. 

Succulents and Cacti

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Folks come from all over to peruse our Succulent and Cacti selection, which ranges from super small containers to boxed specimens. 

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Huge Container Selection

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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 sleek contemporary styles feature architectural lines sure to add to your look. We also have Guadalajara Pottery and our glazed Asian ceramic containers are very popular. We also stock a large assortment of Terra Cotta, Talavera, stylish lightweight containers, and more. 

Indoor Plants

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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.

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Save the Monarch Butterfly

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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

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Color Bowls are available pre-planted in a variety of diverse containers.  

Small Succulents and Cacti

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

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

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

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

Why Choose Us

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  • 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