Sonoma Horticultural Nursery

Nursery Hours

Open Thursday through Monday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Visitors are welcome to tour our eight acres of demonstration gardens. With over one and half miles of pathways to explore, there is so much to see that just one visit is not enough. For larger groups of 10 or more people, you will need to make a reservation.

Tours and Reservations

Ring of FireReservations must be made two weeks in advance for groups of 10 or more people. This ensures the presence of ample staff to serve your needs. These groups will be charged $5 per person to walk through the gardens. Guided garden tours are available at a cost of $10 per person ($50 min. charge). The tour consists of an overview of the history of the nursery, a description of our propagation techniques, and a walking tour of the garden. The tour takes 60-90 minutes depending on the interests of the group. We will only allow large groups and tours on weekdays, and we require carpooling because of our limited parking. Please email or call us at 707-823-6832 and we will be happy to send you a reservation form.

Nursery Rules

  • Please do not pick the flowers or foliage. We will be happy to walk to the plant and identify it for you.
  • Please stay on the paths.
  • Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No dogs will be allowed in the nursery.
  • All picnickers must first check in at the kiosk. Please pack out your own trash.
  • There will be no visitors allowed in the garden after hours.

What to Wear

We encourage our visitors to wear casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes (i.e. white pants and heels are not advised!) It usually gets windy in the afternoons so a light jacket is advised. Please note that our paths are uneven and laid with coarse shale so people who have difficulty walking or are in wheelchairs will have a difficult time navigating the gardens.