Best Family Home and Garden-Exterior
Gold: SummerWinds Nursery. Get everything you need to help your garden grow, plus advice from experts to get you started. 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. summerwindsnursery.com.
Silver: Yamagami’s Garden Center. 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. 408-252-3347. yamagamis.com.
Bronze: Johnson Garden Center. 520 Tennant Ave., Morgan Hill. 408-779-7171. johnson-gardencenter.com.
SF and Marin
Gold: Sloat Garden San Francisco. This company offers a wide selection of fresh plants, garden tools, soils, pottery and garden expertise. Multiple locations. sloatgardens.com.
Silver: Flora Grubb Gardens. 1634 Jerold Ave., San Francisco. 415-626-7256. floragrubb.com.
Bronze: Flowercraft Garden Center. 550 Bayshore Blvd., San Francisco. 415-824-1900. flowercraftgc.com.
Gold: Half Moon Bay Nurseries. This center plays opera music to thousands of flowering plants. 11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-5392. hmbnursery.com
Silver: Wegman’s Nursery. 492 Woodside Road, Redwood City. 650-368-5908. wegmansnursery.com.
Bronze: Ladera Garden and Gifts. 2029 Ralston Ave., Belmont. 650-232-7154. laderagardenandgifts.com.
Gold: Pete’s ACE Hardware. Since 1926, Pete’s ACE Hardware has been a fixture in Castro Valley stocking household tools, supplies, helpful advice and much more. 2569 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510- 581-7633. peteshardware.com.
Silver: Alden Lane Nursery. 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. 925-447-0280. aldenlane.com.
Bronze: Thornhill Nursery. 6250 Thornhill Drive, Oakland. 510-339-1311. thornhillnursery.net.