Seedlings from Mission Blue Nursery replanted on San Bruno Mountain

Our Mission Blue Nursery grows plants entirely from seeds and cuttings collected on San Bruno Mountain and provides these for ecosystem restoration projects on the mountain.

Through public plant sales and private contracts, we also supply plants for landscaping projects in local cities including school gardens, backyards, and sustainable streetscapes.

Our nursery helps raise awareness about the mountain and its extraordinary and unique flora, promotes drought tolerant and locally adapted landscaping, and contributes extensively to the restoration of habitat for the mountain's endangered species.


Volunteers working at the Mission Blue Nursery

Mission Blue Nursery offers a regular drop-in volunteer program on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - no experience is necessary. 

Volunteers are crucial in every aspect of nursery work, from sowing seeds, to potting up plants, from tending our demonstration garden and seed crop fields, to cleaning seeds and maintaining the health of our plants. Volunteers gain intimate knowledge of the flora of San Bruno Mountain and California plants. 

If Wednesdays don’t work for you, additional volunteer opportunities can also be arranged by appointment by contacting us at info@mountainwatch.org.

We are happy to figure out how your specific talents and interests can best fit the needs of the Nursery while working with your schedule. The following special skills are currently needed: light carpentry, irrigation maintenance and optimization, rain water collection, small scale solar installation and hook up.

We are currently accepting applications for internships. If you're interested, email ariel@mountainwatch.org.


Don't miss Mission Blue Nursery's quarterly plant sales

Stock up during our seasonal plant sales (2017 dates: February 18, May 20, September 23, November 18). Sign up below to receive notifications about our sales. An updated plant sale list is posted before each sale.

The nursery is also open by appointment. Visit our sale-by-appointment page or email us at nursery@mountainwatch.org

We also grow plants for large-scale landscaping and restoration projects. Please contact us if you're interested in contracting us for such projects.

One of the most direct ways you can help your immediate environment is by planting the native plants that have evolved with your local fauna over millions of years and on whom this wildlife depends. Mission Blue Nursery offers over 110 different species of plants from shrubs and grasses, to wildflowers and trees that would be appropriate for much of the Bay Area and the coast of California. As a non-profit nursery, all sales support our conservation, restoration, and education programs on San Bruno Mountain.