Garden Web Resources & Links

Below is a list of websites for Reference and for local suppliers in the Marin County, California area (and beyond) for garden related products and services. (Check our newest updates, we update this list frequently!) We make no endorsement or recommendation of the products and services below, these links are informational purposes only.

Automatic and Wood Gates
Gate Depot

Charles Prowell Woodworks
Woodcraft Marin– Excellent Local Gate Maker
Hardware Rennaissance– Beautiful Custom Gate and Door Hardware
Van Dykes Restorers– Gate and other Restoration Hardware
Horton Brasses– More Gate Hardware
Rocky Mountain Hardware

Barbeque Islands and Outdoor Cooking
Cal Flame– Modular and Prefabricated Barbeque Islands from Cal Spas
OLP– Outdoor Living Products Modular Islands
U-Line– Refrigerators and Outdoor Icemakers
Viking Range– Premium Grills and Refrigerators
Lynx Professional Grills– Premium Grills
Barbeques Galore
Kalamazoo Gourmet Barbeque Islands
DCS- Dynamic Cooking Systems Barbeques
Outdoor Fireplaces
Heat n’ Glo
OLP Modular Fireplaces
CalFire Modular Fireplaces
Rumford Fireplaces

Building Supply
Golden State Lumber
Rafael Lumber
Jackson’s Hardware
Home Depot
Lowes
OSH- Orchard Hardware
Restoration Hardware

Concrete & Mortar Colors
Davis Colors
Scofield

Decking
Trex Composite Decking
Evergrain Composite Decking
Mataverde Ipe (Brazilian Hardwood) Decking

Engineering & Surveying Firms (Marin)
ILS Engineering

Fencing
Feeney Cable Rail -Architectural tensioned railing systems
Master Halco – Metal Fencing
Fencing Link Guide– From USA Architecture
Greenscreen– Architectural metal trellis and modular fencing material
McNichols– Manufacturer of Wire Fence Products
Decor Cable– Cable Railing Systems
Ameristar Metal Fencing

Garden Care
Ehow.com– garden care information

San Francisco Bay Area Gardens, Landscape Architecture & Design
Gardenvisit.com-Extensive articles and photographs from all over the world
Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross
Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma
Sunset Display Garden in Menlo Park
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboreum, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers– Don’t miss the Japanese Gardens, De Young Museum and others in Golden Gate Park
Hakone Japanese Gardens in Saratoga
Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto
Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek
Filoli Estate in San Carlos
UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen
The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek
(thanks to Ruth Bancroft Gardens links page)

Lighting
Vista Professional Lighting
FX Luminare
Kichler Lighting
Lamps Plus – Low Voltage and Indoor-Outdoor Lighting Products
B-K Lighting

Links to Garden Links
Sloat’s Garden Links
Landscape Contractor National Magazine– Product Search

Irrigation Supply
Horizon Irrigation
Ewing Irrigation

Urban Farmer

County of Marin & Other Municipalities
County of Marin GIS Maps– Giving a wide range of geographic information for projects of all sizes
County of Marin Assessors Parcel Number Lookup– use this tool to find your Marin Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
Marin Assessor’s Parcel Map-Once you have found the APN, lookup the Assessor’s Parcel Map with this tool
Marin Community Development Department– Find information on permits and building requirements for everything from “tear-downs” to fences
Marin County Local Governments Guide– From Marin.org
City of San Rafael Community Development
City of Novato Community Development
City of Larkspur Planning
Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association– For projects in Kent Woodlands area of Kentfield
City of Mill Valley Planning
Town of Ross Building & Planning
Town of San Anselmo Planning
Town of Corte Madera Planning
Town of Tiburon Planning
City of Sausalito Planning

Outdoor Furniture & Sculpture
Frellens Furniture

Patio World
Gardenside Teak Furniture
Outdoor Decor
Translations– At Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma
A New Leaf Gallery– Sculpture and Fountains- Sonoma at Cornerstone Gardens
Artefact Design and Salvage– at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma
The Wooden Duck– wood furniture in Berkeley
Design with Reach– Modern Outdoor Furniture

Pavers
Basalite Pavers
McNear Brick and Block
Calstone Pavers
PaveTech
Stepstone Inc. Modern looking precast concrete stepping stones and pavers

Plant Databases and Information Sources
Cal Flora Plant Database
Cal Flora Photos
Floridata -Large Florida Base Plant Database
USDA Plant Information
About.com -Gardening and
Plant Guides and Information
Plant Ideas-Plant articles and information
Sunset Magazine– Gardening Articles and Information
Scotts Fertilizer and Lawn Products– Fertilizer and Gardening Information

Plants- Nurseries Informational
Native Sons Nursery– California Native Plant Information and Articles
San Marcos Growers– Plant Database and Useful Information
Monterey Bay Nursery– Large plant Photo Database and information
Monrovia Growers– Plant and Gardening Information
Las Pilitas Nursery– Native Plant Information and Photos
Annies Annuals
Emerisa Gardens

Plants- Retail Nurseries
Sloat Garden Centers
Armstrong Garden Centers
Sunnyside Nursery in Marin

Sprinkler Manufacturers and Information
Toro
Rain-bird
Hunter

Stone-Tile Supply
Bay Area Bluestone– Bluestone Supply Shipped from the East Coast
Shamrock Materials
American Soil Products– Great Selection, Terrible Sevice
Wheeler Zamaroni
Lyngso Garden Materials
Arizona Tile
Echeguren Slate– San Francisco

Stone Veneers
El Dorado Stone- Manufactured Stone Veneer
Cultured Stone
Rox Natural Stone Venners

Synthetic Putting Greens/Lawns– See this post
SynLawn Golf
Southwest Greens
Golfscaper
Players Turf

Wall Systems
Versa-Lok Retaining Wall Systems– The most used option
Allan Block Retaining Wall Systems
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems

Water Features & Statuary
Fountains Unique
The Allstone Group– Natural Stone Fountains
Oreq Corporation– Makers of Pool and Water Feature Accessories
Jandy– More Pool and Water Feature Accessories
Magic Planter: Fountains & Art in Sausalito
Florence & Italian Art Company
Al’s Garden Art
Aquascape Designs: Waterfalls and Liner Systems
Longshadow Planters
Nichols Brothers Stoneworks
A. Silvestri & Co. Statuary– Manufacturer- San Francisco, CA
Trevi– Manufacturer- Las Vegas, NV
Stonesmith Garden Vessels (SVG)– Manufacturer- Santa Fe, NM
Stone Forest– Manufacturer- Cambria, CA
Absolute Statuary and Fountains– Retailer in Sebastopol, CA
La Villeta– Pottery and Outdoor Accessories in Sonoma


Watering Information

East Bay Municipal Water District– Articles and Watering Information

Wood Care Products– See this post for more info
Flood Company
Behr
Cabot Stains

Let us know if you can’t find what you are looking for in this list, or if you have a suggestion for an addition.