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About Us

Bay Natives is a retail nursery at 10 Cargo Way, corner of Jennings Street, on San Francisco's historic and industrial southern waterfront (Pier 96). Find us at 10 Cargo Way next to Heron's Head Park. Come to the end of Cargo Way, make a u-turn and pull in the big green gate for off-street parking. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 to 5:30 weekends, closed major holidays.

We are recognized as the Bay Area's premier source for California native plants, offering distinctive and little-known native selections for the urban landscape. With a wide range of rare and endemic Bay Area locals, plus many choice specimens from across the state of California, our inventory carries more than 400 native plant species. Local San Francisco plants remain a specialty, but we also take pride in our extensive oak, manzanita, and trillium collections. Please note our array of interesting and unusual pot sizes.

When founded in 2005, Bay Natives was an online business only, and we have retained the shopping cart function on our website to this day. Inventory listed on the website is currently available in our store and we keep this database accurate to the minute. Turnaround on most online orders will be 2-3 days; we can hold your plants for pick-up or deliver to your home or jobsite. Please register before shopping online, read our terms and conditions, and don't forget to browse our full plant list.

We can broker or contract-grow orders for larger quantities of plants than you may find listed here. Please call or email for details. Wholesale suppliers can check our current wish list to see what we are looking to buy.


Bay Natives
10 Cargo Way (at Jennings St.)
San Francisco, CA 94124
tel: (415) 287-6755
fax: (415) 285-2240
email: info at baynatives dot com

Geoffrey Coffey
Geoff runs Madroño, a landscape design studio in San Francisco. He writes about local native plants, landscape design, and other subjects, and has appeared as a native plant pundit on public television and the CBS evening news.

Paul Furman
Paul is a photographer, artist and naturalist who practiced landscape architecture in San Francisco for 17 years from 1988 to 2005.

Our internship program offers opportunities for students, graduates, and horticultural explorers to learn the nursery trade first-hand. Interested parties, please send email to interns@baynatives.com.

Read our Terms and Conditions.

Take a look at our links to native plant resources.

Here's a few plant lists for specific situations.

To get our plant list into excel use that link to make a csv file.

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