We value our partnerships. SummerWinds Nursery is proud to work alongside local organizations to make a difference in our communities, as well as to promote and support local vendors and artists wherever possible.
Our Featured Partner – Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Santa Clara Valley Water District, with a history dating back to 1929, manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 1.9 million residents.
The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, and nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, providing wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water to homes and businesses.
The water district is the flood control agency for Santa Clara County, annually preparing creeks for winter rains through levee maintenance, sediment removal, bank repair and vegetation management. We have invested more than $1 billion in flood protection efforts to protect nearly 100,000 parcels with many more projects planned.
Learn more about their SERVICES to the community.
Wanna save water inside and out?
Included in their home water conservation efforts is their free, two-part Water Wise Survey Program:
- Water Wise Outdoor Survey - provides a comprehensive evaluation of your irrigator system by a trained professional
- Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Water Wise Indoor Survey Kit - provides you with a kit to evaluate your indoor water use.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District also offers Rebate Programs for your home and landscape:
To learn more about the Santa Clara Valley Water District, visit their website.
SummerWinds Nursery offers many of the plants listed on the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Approved Plant List:
Stop by your local SummerWinds today, to learn more!
California Partners & Products
- Bayer Advanced™
Bayer Advanced products are easy to use and highly effective each and every time you use them. It is estimated that more than 40 percent of shoppers walk away from lawn and garden aisles empty-handed and confused. No more! Bayer Advanced eliminates this confusion with convenient measuring features and easy-to-read instructions... with beautiful results!Visit Website
Bond Manufacturing began operations as an importer of bamboo product over 50 years ago. While this heritage still remains a part of their business today, Bond has transformed into a leader within the outdoor consumer products category.
Bond has earned its trust by always fully standing behind every product and program it presents. Through efficient and cost-effective production, Bond offers the balance of quality and value. Through constant improvement of products, merchandising and point of purchase vehicles, they continue to deliver positive results and sales growth in all their categories.
Bond is committed to bringing you the very best in quality, service, value and innovation.Visit Website
For over 80 years, Bonide has been committed to providing the best possible solutions for your home, lawn and garden pest problems.
They also offer a complete line of Garden Naturals - effective, time-tested solutions that Bonide has been marketing since long before it was “hip to be green”.Visit Website
- Botanical Interests®
Why Their Product is Unique
Botanical Interests’ goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you, so that you can create beautiful and prolific gardens. That is why, since 1995 they have been supplying gardeners with the highest quality seeds in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market.
Curtis and Judy started Botanical Interests because they believed that gardeners were not getting the information they needed from their seed packets. Their desire for more information—along with their passion for spreading gardening wisdom—led them to create a unique seed packet that is not only beautiful, but is also filled with facts, tips, recipes and quality seeds. Not only are the seeds inside their packets the highest quality available, the packets are designed to give you the information you need to be a more successful gardener!
- Over 600 high-quality varieties
- Many heirloom seed varieties
- A large selection of USDA Certified Organic seed varieties
- Guaranteed—the germination rate of every variety is tested before they package it
- All their seed is untreated
No GMOs—they enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: They do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.Visit Website
- Brookside Orchids
Brookside Orchids is nestled in the rolling hills near Stanford University, about 30 minutes south of San Francisco. The nursery has been in operation since 1979. During most of that time, Brookside has been a wholesale grower and broker of flowering plants, but in 1996, the nursery opened its doors to orchid boarding. Shortly after, Brookside widened its sights to include retail sales to the general public.
Today, customers can peruse a wide array of flowering orchids, seedlings and meristems, both online and at the nursery. At the nursery, customers can have custom floral arrangements made or have their orchids re-potted. Brookside Orchids offers local delivery service for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brookside Orchids actively participates in the Buy Local movement. The nursery maintains a presence at six major farmer’s markets around the Bay Area.
The boarding program at Brookside continues to expand. Brookside Orchids cares for over 400 orchid collections at their Menlo Park nursery and their new Pacifica nursery. Boarding clients come from all over the Bay Area, from Marin to San Jose.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer your orchid questions and help select the perfect orchid for you.Visit Website
- Colorama Wholesale Nursery
Colorama Wholesale Nursery is a quality grower of Annuals, Perennials, Citrus Trees, and Certified Organic Herbs and Vegetables. Colorama’s growing facilities are located in Azusa, Carpinteria, Glendora, and Thermal California—totaling over 109 acres.
Colorama uses the unique climates from their various locations, to bring higher quality crops to market sooner.
All of Colorama’s facilities are certified Veriflora sustainably grown. As well as growing Annuals and Perennials, Colorama’s Azusa facility is CCOF Certified Organic for their Herb and Vegetable production. Colorama’s Thermal Facility includes a USDA approved, exclusionary greenhouse structure, that allows Colorama to distribute Citrus trees all over the United States.Visit Website
- Dave Wilson Nursery
Dave Wilson Nursery is the largest producer of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in the nation. Still family owned, the nursery has been in operation since 1938. With over 2,000+ acres in production in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley, Dave Wilson Nursery services both the commercial and Home Garden markets. Specializing in producing the newest and best tasting hybrid stone fruit available, the main focus is still to grow those "old time favorites" varieties that every homeowner remembers eating as a kid.
All of the fruit trees produced by Dave Wilson Nursery are hand crafted using the same techniques introduced by Luther Burbank back in the early 1900's. By using modern nursery production techniques on both traditional varieties and the newer GMO-free hybrids, the highest quality bareroot nursery stock is produced each winter. Offering over 500 unique varieties of deciduous edibles, there's now a fruit tree available to meet every homeowner's specific desire for their own backyard orchard.Visit Website
Still growing since it’s founding in 1981, DIG was one of the very first American companies to produce and provide high-quality, low-volume water conservation products to the US markets.
David Levy, the co-founder and president of DIG, created and fostered a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction; a philosophy that has become a cornerstone of the company, and is one reason why DIG has grown to become a worldwide leader in manufacturing and producing efficient, environmentally friendly irrigation products.
As DIG’s growth accelerated, and the product lines expanded to include a full array of battery operated controllers, drip emitters, filters, micro-sprinklers, solar powered controllers, and a wide variety of dripper-line to efficiently irrigate plants in different soil types.
At DIG, conserving water and the Earth’s natural environment has always been a primary focus. Although the company is now exporting to customers around the world, DIG remains dedicated to developing, producing, and providing the most efficient and highest quality water conservation products that preserve and conserve our precious natural resources for generations yet to come.Visit Website
Since 1994, EarthBox® has been the pioneer in container gardening systems. The patented EarthBox® gardening system was developed by commercial farmers, and proven in the lab and on the farm. Their maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden… with less fertilizer, less water and virtually no effort! Perfect for small spaces.Visit Website
- E.B. Stone™
Since their beginning in 1916, horticulturists at E.B. Stone have continued to perfect their formulas—and creat new ones, as well. The result is a new generation of 21st century fertilizers, soils for indoor use, all natural pest controls, and soil amendments for all of your garden and landscape needs.
The proof of their efforts is when you see what happens in your own garden with their Green All and E.B. Stone Organics.Visit Website
- Four Winds Growers
Four Winds Growers has been dedicated to the home growing of Citrus for over 60 years. Started by Floyd Dillon in the early 1950’s, his vision to offer a greater variety of citrus to the backyard gardener continues. Today Four Winds Growers is best known for the large selection of traditional and unique Citrus varieties along with a wide range of other edible plants for the home gardener.
Now into the 4th Generation, the Dillon family continues to meet the demands of today’s home gardeners, offering varieties that suit the vast geographic and ethnic diversity of today’s market. Varieties like Kieffer, Persian and Mexican Lime are always in demand. Unique Lemon varieties like Genoa and the always popular Meyer’s are standard selections. Kumquats like Fukusu and Meiwa are exciting new varieties.
Join Four Winds in ushering in the era of the Mandarin with the best tasting selections that comprise the Mandarin varieties. Along with the popular Owari Satsuma and Clementine comes the great tasting Pixie, Gold Nugget and Page and let’s not forget the spritely sweet “Tango”, fast becoming a #1 seller at farmers markets and better produce suppliers.
Four Winds Growers always has their eye on tomorrow.Visit Website
- Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Happy Hollow Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1958 and dedicated to advocating, supporting and enhancing the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. The focus of the Happy Hollow Foundation is to engage individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies in helping to advance the park and zoo.
In 2015, SummerWinds became a partner of Happy Hollow Zoo, donating $6,000 worth of plants and materials to support their new Backyard Habitat. Our partnership is aimed at supporting literacy and local children in need through special events, and promoting botanical experiences both on-site and off-site.Visit Website
- Hines Growers, Inc.
Hines Growers caters to more than 2,000 retail and commercial customers throughout the United States. We specialize in the distribution of high quality bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, premium blooming plants, ground cover, ornamentals & more. The company currently operates 16 production facilities in California, Arizona and Texas, and ships to 26 states.
The Hines family is committed to the success of its customers and the satisfaction of our ultimate consumers. Our success is built upon exceptional quality products, superior customer service, merchandising, and excellent distribution systems. A commitment to quality runs throughout every facet of Hines Growers - from plug production, to planting, controlling insects and diseases, order entry, customer service, assembly, labeling, loading, distribution, merchandising, and selling.
Hines Growers is truly “Growing for its Customers.”Visit Website
- La Verne Nursery, Inc.
La Verne Nursery, Inc. began in the early 1970’s and has grown to be one of the largest Wholesale Growers of quality containerized fruiting trees. Their Nursery is operating on 95 acres in Piru, California, which includes 2-1/2 acres of greenhouses, 5 acres of shade houses, and 5 acres of screen houses.
La Verne Nursery, Inc. is one of the largest container Avocado growers, west of the Rockies. They also produce citrus trees with a heavy emphasis in ethnic fruiting tree; all ranging in size from 2 gallon containers to 36” boxed fruit trees.
La Verne Nursery, Inc. is certified Veriflora sustainably grown, and distributes to Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.Visit Website
- Matsuda's Nursery
Matsuda’s Nursery grows quality plants, built on artful tradition since 1957. Matsuda’s 168 acres of growing grounds are located in the Sacramento Area of Northern California. There, they grow a broad assortment of perennials, succulents, trees, and shrubs, continuously introducing new plants to the product line. In addition to Matsuda’s product, the nursery is an authorized grower for premium brands like
Sunset Western Garden Collection™, Encore Azalea®, Proven Winners®, and Anthony Tesselaar® Plants.
Matsuda’s is a family owned and operated business, and has multiple generations of families that have worked on site since its inception 58 years ago. Refining the trade through years of practice, it’s the quality born from these experts that sets Matsuda’s apart from other growers, and guarantees plants grown with meticulous care.Visit Website
- McCalls Nurseries, Inc.
McCall’s Nurseries, Inc. has been growing plant material for the wholesale horticulture industry since 1978 in Fresno, California.
As a 4th generation family owned business, McCall’s Nurseries, Inc. has a goal to produce high quality plants while meeting the need of their customers by giving good, dependable service with competitive pricing at all times.
McCall’s Nurseries, Inc. operates on 60 acres and serves Central and Northern California markets, supplying independent garden centers, re-wholesale brokers and landscape contractors. Their product line consists of perennials, woody ornamentals, trees, vines, roses and hydrangeas. Container sizes range from quarts to #24” box specimens.
McCall’s Nurseries, Inc. is currently increasing inventory of branded plant programs such as the Endless Summer Collection, First Editions, and Sunset Western Garden Collection. The selections within these programs will provide customers/consumers with exciting new and improved varieties for continued garden success.
During the recent drought years, McCall’s Nurseries, Inc. has been continuing to increase their emphasis on plant selections that perform well in low water use conditions.Visit Website
As their logo states, they have been a Horticultural Craftsmen since 1926. Monrovia grows the healthiest, highest quality plants for you to create outdoor spaces that will thrive for years to come. Their plants are nurtured with attention to every detail, to ensure vibrancy and lasting beauty. And whether you’re an experienced green thumb or an admirer of nature who is digging in for the first time, they are there with guidance and inspiration to help you achieve success.Visit Website
- Redi-Gro Soil Amendments
Redi-Gro Corporation is dedicated to meeting and exceeding customer expectations! They strive to make each customer a growing success. Since 1978, a knowledgeable, helpful staff and excellent products have made Redi-Gro the vendor of choice. Redi-Gro is a "full-line" lawn and garden vendor that manufactures and distributes all categories of soil amendment products and supplies.Visit Website
- Santa Clara Valley Water District
With a history dating back to 1929, the Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 1.9 million residents.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers a number of district PROGRAMS, including water conservation for home, business, landscaping and agriculture. The Santa Clara Valley Water District also offers Rebate Programs for your home and landscape.
To learn more about the Santa Clara Valley Water District, visit their website.Visit Website
- Schubert Nursery, Inc.
Schubert Nursery specializes in the art of Topiary. Their extensive line of Topiary styles are created in Ivy, Lemon Cypress, Olive Trees, Angel Vine, Rosemary and Euonymus. Their broad product line ensures that they have plants and styles for every season, climate and decorative purpose.Visit Website
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is proud to bring the most recognized lawn and garden brands in the industry. Their headquarters is located in Marysville, Ohio, where O.M. Scott began selling lawn seed in 1868. The company has grown to be an industry leader with regional offices and research facilities across the U.S., and businesses in Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.
In the U.S., the company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market leaders in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand—which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts.Visit Website
- Suncrest Nurseries, Inc.
Suncrest Nurseries, Inc. is a California wholesale grower of uber‐cool fine garden and landscape plants.
Carrying on with a 25 year tradition of growing quality and beauty, Suncrest Nurseries has taken the lead on growing thousands of varieties of drought smart and flashy plants suitable for the California and Pacific Northwest landscapes. Inventory of plants include original California natives, showy vines, bamboos, grasses, flowering shrubs, perennials and ferns.
Suncrest provides a wide range of garden alternatives for the traditional lawn‐scape, and feels passionate about growing strong options for a sustainable environment. The demand for new solutions is high, and the nursery’s 70 acres of growing fields are filled with millions of beneficial plants for all plant lovers.Visit Website
- Tomorrow's Harvest® by Burchell Nursery
Gardening and growing fruit can be a very pleasant and rewarding outdoor activity for your customers when their efforts result in a harvest of delicious ripe peaches, apples or berries. Tomorrow's Harvest® branded edible and ornamental plants from Burchell Nursery thrive in home gardens and backyard orchards.
Appealing to the growing, popular interest in edible landscaping, Tomorrow's Harvest® bareroot fruit trees and year-round potted citrus, olive, berry and lavender plants are carefully bred to produce beautiful flowers and fruit. They select varieties that are easy to grow, require lower maintenance, offer good crop yield and are often container-friendly to ensure your success.
Since 1942, Burchell Nursery has been one of the primary nurseries serving commercial orchards in California's central valley, growing over three hundred varieties of fruit, nut and ornamental trees. A third-generation family-owned business, Burchell Nursery has introduced over 80 patented varieties of fruits and nuts. Today, they are the only nursery in the United States that operates a globally-recognized in-house breeding program working toward creating fruit and nut varieties and orchard practices that are economically and environmentally sustainable.
Every Tomorrow's Harvest® branded edible and ornamental plant is a living promise, worthy of the investment a customer makes when they buy, plant and nurture it.Visit Website
- Upstarts Organic Seedlings
Upstart Organic Seedlings, owned by Sarah and Basil Machado, has been growing and distributing organic seedlings since 1989. Located in the heart of the Monterey Bay, they operate two large greenhouses in Watsonville. Their primary focus is supplying seedlings to wholesale buyers at nurseries in the Napa Valley, San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. They were one of the first bedding growers to be certified organic in the state of California, and have been certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) since 1991.
For over 20 years, they have been providing heirloom or hybrid vegetables and herbs for SummerWinds Nursery. The plant varieties they grow are selected for their flavor and quality, as well as local growing conditions, vigor, and disease resistance. Like SummerWinds Nursery, Upstarts keeps an eye out for new trends in both the nursery and culinary industries and enjoys sourcing unusual and hard-to-find plant varieties for their valued customers.
Started from seeds or cuttings, seedlings can be transplanted when their growing needs require it. Starts can be purchased in bedding 6-pack containers, 4-inch pots, and 1-gallon containers ready to be taken home and planted in either containers or prepared beds.Visit Website
- Valley Verde
Valley Verde is a non-profit organization whose commitment to the Bay Area, is to help low-income families by giving them the tools and education to grow and sustain their own garden. SummerWinds Nursery is proud to be a partner of Valley Verde with a commitment of over $10,000 each year to Valley Verde’s Plant • Eat • Share Campaign.
Valley Verde – Mission
Valley Verde is dedicated to develop and support programs that improve the health of Santa Clara County residents and empower them with the knowledge and skills to provide locally-grown vegetables for their communities. They will accomplish this by:
- Teaching people to become lifelong gardeners by nurturing the culture of gardening, meeting their cultural needs, and raising awareness of health and environmental issues
- Collaborating with other organizations to improve food system policies and programs
- Creating leadership opportunities and jobs, and revitalizing low income communities
Donations for Valley Verde accepted year-round at your local SummerWinds Nursery!
Your donation will:
- Give qualifying participants the planting materials and education needed for year-round organic raised bed gardens
- Give low-income families access to healthy foods, reduce their grocery costs, and give them life-long gardening skills