The Production Nursery is committed to supporting plant conservation efforts in California by growing a wide range of healthy, high quality California native plants
This effort is accomplished by a combination of knowledgeable staff, dedicated volunteers, modern nursery facilities and phytosanitary nursery techniques. The nursery functions primarily to propagate and produce native plants to advance and expand the gardens Living Collection. These plants are ideally vouchered, wild collected specimens that are grown in the nursery to one day become the future of the garden, and be enjoyed and studied by visitors, members and researchers. The production nursery also grows a majority of the plants sold at Grow Native Nursery, an on-site retail nursery, which is a not-for-profit California native plant nursery and is open to the public nine months a year. Another focus of the nursery is in the propagation and production of rare and endangered plants, many of which have rarely, if ever, been grown ex situ. The unique resources and experience available at RSABG allows for the successful propagation and production of many taxa that are of high conservation concern in California. Furthermore, the production nursery assists and supports all other growing operations at RSABG, including plants produced for restoration and research purposes.