Garden Crew
A place for hands-on learning
photo: Laura Lovett

Organic Plant Nursery and Educational Center in Novato

Home Ground Habitats is located in Indian Valley, the ‘horse country’ area of Marin; large old ranchettes, open spaces, and networks of horseback and hiking trails all close by. On our nearly one acre we have gardens that are vibrantly alive and beautiful. Butterflies, bees, and birds abound, bringing the natural world to a landscape that also provides sustenance for humans.

The demonstration gardens at Home Ground showcase a sustainable, organic approach to creating a truly California-friendly landscape using native plants, other drought-tolerant Mediterranean species to increase the bio-diversity. Winding gravel pathways lead to hedgerows, wildflower meadows, a small fruit orchard, a vegetable garden, edible and medicinal California natives, pollinator plants, a ‘Monarch Way Station, and numerous larval host plants for other common garden butterflies. The whole property is a ‘pesticide free zone’. Open by appointment only.

Home Ground Habitats Virtual Tour

Home Ground Habitats Virtual Tour

Thank you to everyone who attended our Launch Tour on May 14, 2022. You can also enjoy this VIRTUAL TOUR of our gardens and nursery below. Home Ground Habitats is located in the ‘horse country’ area of Marin at 1875 Indian Valley Road Novato. From 101 take the De Long...

Directions to Home Ground for May 14 Launch

Directions to Home Ground for May 14 Launch

We're excited to invite you to visit Home Ground Habitats nursery on May 14, 2022! Our launch day tour is FREE, but all guests must REGISTER. Date & Time: May 14, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Home Ground is located at 1875 Indian Valley Road in Novato,...

Home Ground Launch Day May 14, 2022

Home Ground Launch Day May 14, 2022

Home Ground Habitats Nursery Tour Register now for our Launch Day Tour Date & Time: May 14, 2022 from 10 AM to 4 PM This outdoor event features: Garden Tour Walks Plant and Seed Sale (Cash/Check ONLY) Short Talks and Demonstrations Nursery visitation by...

California Poppy
A habitat-focused landscaping resource for the North Bay
photo: NPS

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to be the North Bay Area’s leading habitat-focused
landscaping resource. We are a nonprofit, volunteer run growing grounds and educational center, committed to engaging, promoting, and supporting sustainable, California-appropriate landscaping.

Propagating starts
A thriving native plant growing ground
photo: Laura Lovett