Help Us Find Patches, Our Garden Center Cat

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Many of you who visit the garden center have come to know and love our friendly cat Patches. 


To our dismay, she has gone missing and we last saw her during the day on Monday, Nov. 12.

Patches likes to stow away in vehicles and was even transported to El Segundo. We got her back that time thanks to the alert and kind folks at International Garden Center.

Please help us locate our beloved Patches so she can rejoin us here at the garden center.

Call us at (310) 823-5956 if you have any information that could help us find her.

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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

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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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.

Succulents and Cacti

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Succulents are a great way to add intriguing textures and colors to the garden. They also grow well in containers.

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Specialty Areas: Shown Above and Below

Preplanted Color Bowls

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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.


Citrus

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Our established relationships with top growers enable us to procure plants unavailable to others. Right now, we have hard-to-find Citrus in a variety of sizes.

Citrus can be:

  • planted in containers

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

Vegetables and Herbs

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

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

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

Create Instant Privacy and Hedges With Our Trellised Plants

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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.

Needed Now: Part-Time Cashier and Operations Team Members

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

Cool Season Vegetables Are Arriving Now!

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It's time for Cool Season vegetables and they're arriving all the time now. Cauliflower and Snap Peas are in, with lots more coming in. We source from multiple growers and receive deliveries two times a week. We have Non GMO and USDA certified organic vegetables and herbs.

Attract Butterflies to the Garden with Butterfly-Friendly Plants


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Watch butterflies flit about in your garden this summer when you plant the plants they enjoy! Our Garden Design Experts can help you find just the right butterfly-friendly plants for your garden. Many of these plants can be planted in containers so you can enjoy butterflies and birds on your deck or patio.

At the Marina del Rey Garden Center, we take special pride in offering the only plant that Monarch Butterflies need to sustain their lifecycle: Milkweed. We've partnered with select growers to help the Monarch population by having Milkweed available year-round. Right now, we have a huge selection of Milkweed in bloom in different sizes so you can help support Monarchs.

The photo at left was taken at the garden center. A Monarch Butterfly feasts on Milkweed.

Gardeners Turn Out for 'All About Bees' Talk

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Professional Beekeeper Susan Rudnicki recently visited the garden center to give a free talk about bees, nature's hardest workers. Bees pollinate our food chain and there are ways we can help them continue to do their vital work. Rudnicki highlighted plants bees love so you can plant them to help bees survive and thrive. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for help finding the plants bees love.

Photo (left to right): Patches, Susan Rudnicki and MDRGC General Manager Cathy Hough