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

What's New: Blog and Photos

Summer at the Garden Center: Vines, Plants on Trellises, Salvias, Milkw...
Gardeners are getting their homes and gardens ready for enjoying the outdoors th...
Succulents, Cacti, Edibles, Containers: Summer is Here!
Plant or pot up some succulents, citrus, edibles, roses! Now is the perfect time...
June at the Garden Center: Lots of Plants, Pots, and Gifts for Dad
Our Garden Design Experts are ready to help you have a great garden this summer....

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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.

Hanging Plants

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Hanging baskets of plants add visual interest and lively color to the home and garden. They're great to hang on porches, patios, decks, balconies, on trellises or arbors. 

We have a great local grower whose plants are incredible. And we offer hanging plant baskets for sun and shade.


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Roses are in bloom! Visit now to select the ones you'll love in your garden.

The many benefits of roses:

  • Captivating flowers
  • Disease-resistant, sturdy
  • Many are scented
  • Long-blooming
  • Great as a cut flower
  • Can be grown in containers

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. Look to us for Citrus, Avocado trees, blueberry bushes, grapes, and more.

Specialty Areas: Indoor Plants, Containers, Succulents

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.


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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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Entertain Outdoors in Style This Summer

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Color has come alive at the garden center as Spring in Southern California brings us longer, sunnier days.

Stop in to see all of the ways you can add color to your garden.

Some of the plants in magnificent bloom include Lily of the Nile (shown at left) Roses, Cape Honeysuckle, Salvias, Lavenders, Kangaroo Paws, Hibiscus, Sweet Pea Shrubs, and Daisies.

Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for assistance. They can help you determine what soils and amendments you need for planting. They can also help you find the right pot for container planting. 

  • Drought-tolerant, waterwise plants 
  • California Native Plants
  • Australian Native Plants
  • South African Native Plants
  • Salvias and Sages
  • Lavenders
  • Roses

Why Choose Us

  • 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


  • 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

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Gardeners Turn Out for 'All About Bees' Talk

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

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