in 2001, Crescent Hill Nursery is a Watsonville, California-based
grower of rare and unusual plants. California offers a multitude
of different microclimates in which to garden, and our aim is
to fill these diverse niches with interesting plants from around
the world. Crescent Hill Nursery believes that California's
wide array of natural environments provide the ideal backdrop
for the use of interesting plants in the landscape. We thus
place a heavy emphasis on varieties new to the trade, and thrive
to introduce them to gardeners and landscapers alike. This is
paired with our already eclectic plant list of garden-tested
species, providing a palette of functional plants that stray
slightly (and sometimes widely) from the beaten path. From drought
tolerant California native and Mediterranean region specimens
to lushly tropical selections, it is our hope that everything
we offer brings excitement and enjoyment to all who participate
in the incredible world of plants.
of rare and unusual plants is best partnered with education
to ensure their successful incorporation into the landscape.
Crescent Hill is proud to offer an informed and intelligent
staff with first-hand experiential knowledge of how our plants
work in the ground. We also place a high value on customer participation
as we work together to chronicle the different soil types, moisture
regiments, sun aspects, nutrient needs, and faunal relationships
that our plants encounter in the greater California ecosystem.
This website serves as a regional compilation of our knowledge,
compared and contrasted with institutional horticultural wisdom
worldwide. As always, we appreciate any comments, suggestions,
and differing opinions as we constantly seek to hone and polish
this information into a blueprint for successful plantings.
Future updates will include detailed photos for each specimen
in our collection. Our focus on education is further illustrated
via our researched and descriptive plant label program, that
attempts to speak for us at retail locations throughout the
state. Our quasi-scholastic (and highly entertaining) gardening
events provide an additional resource for gardeners to create
the foundational base from which viable landscapes flow. A monthly
e-newsletter focuses on the "lighter side" of gardening, and
serves as an amusing forum for customer appreciation including
question/answer, links to our partners, and special offers.
are available here at the growing grounds in Watsonville, as
well as at the multitude of local markets listed on our calendar
page. Delivery is available for an additional freight charge.
A larger selection and more personalized help in the planning
process are always available here at the nursery. Tours of the
facility can be linked to environmental consultations, which
can save time, plants, and countless dollars in the landscaping
process. We also look forward to serving wholesale customers,
such as landscape professionals and retail nurseries. To receive
wholesale pricing and availability, please click
here to email us your resale number. We cordially welcome
you all to the Crescent Hill gardening family, and hope you
enjoy the tour of our website.
for your interest and support,