Restoring for the ages—the nurseries of the Golden Gate National Parks provide the living link required to restore native plant communities and habitat throughout this 70 mile long national park.
We focus on both plants and people to bring nature back in our urban setting. The support of our neighboring community is essential to our success. Our vision is a place where generations of adults and youth can learn and grow while creating habitat needed by animals that once thrived here.
The Native Plant Nursery program produces almost 400 species of plants native to the Golden Gate National Parks in our four nurseries to preserve and restore park natural areas. We grow for Parks Conservancy projects and those of our partners, the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust.
To grow quality and genetically diverse native plants, we collect native seeds and plant materials from strategic locations throughout the park. We also invite the public and local schools to learn more about native plants and what we do in the nurseries by attending one of our volunteer and education programs.
Along with our strong programs and growing practices, we are always striving to learn more and teach other professionals through our research projects on local native plants and how to grow them for restoration.
Native Plant Nursery key goals:
We are growers who produce almost 400 species of plants native to the Golden Gate National Parks in our four nurseries to preserve and restore park natural areas.
We are plant ecologists who collect native seeds and plant materials from the park and provide expertise to restoration planners.
We are youth educators who provide hands-on educational programs demonstrating the real-life applications of science learned in the classroom.
We are leaders of our professional community who share the knowledge and expertise we have gained through publications, classes, and workshops.