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.
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. summerwindsnursery.com.
Silver: Yamagami’s Garden Center. 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. 408-252-3347. yamagamis.com.
Bronze: Almaden Valley Nursery. 15800 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. 408-997-1234. almadenvalleynursery.com.
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. 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 colorful nursery has a large variety of flowers and plants. 11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-5392. facebook.com/pages/Half-Moon-Bay-Nursery/158161484217839.
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: 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. dale-hardware.com.
Silver: Pete’s ACE Hardware. 2569 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510- 581-7633. peteshardware.com.
Bronze: Alden Lane Nursery. 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. 925-447-0280. aldenlane.com.