Best Family Home and Garden-Exterior

These Exterior Home and Garden Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: SummerWinds Nursery. A wide variety of plants and garden materials, with experts on hand to help and guide customers. 2460 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, 408-866-0171. 1491 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408-996-8355. 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-493-5136.

Silver: Yamagami’s Garden Center. 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. 408-252-3347.

Bronze: Almaden Valley Nursery. 15800 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. 408-997-1234.

SF and Marin

Gold: Sloat Garden Center. This company offers a wide selection of fresh plants, garden tools, soils, pottery and garden expertise. Multiple locations in San Francisco, Marin County and the East Bay. 415-752-1614.

Silver: Flora Grubb Gardens. 1634 Jerold Ave., San Francisco. 415-626-7256.

Bronze: Flowercraft Garden Center. 550 Bayshore Blvd., San Francisco. 415-824-1900.


Gold: Half Moon Bay Nurseries. This colorful nursery has a large variety of flowers and plants. 11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-5392.

Silver: Wegman’s Nursery. 492 Woodside Road, Redwood City. 650-368-5908.

Bronze: Ladera Garden and Gifts. 2029 Ralston Ave., Belmont. 650-232-7154.

East Bay

Gold: Dale Hardware. Founded in 1955 by Bill and Elinor Smith, when the area was mostly farmland, this store offers lumber, a nursery, key service, propane refilling, pipe cutting and much more. 3700 Thornton Ave., Fremont. 510-797-3700.

Silver: Pete’s ACE Hardware. 2569 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510- 581-7633.

Bronze: Alden Lane Nursery. 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. 925-447-0280.

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