Habitat Garden Summer Camp
Habitat Garden Summer Camp July 8-12, 2024 Scholarships available!

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. Our Education Center offers Plant Propagation Classes.

The demonstration gardens at Home Ground showcase a sustainable, organic approach to creating a truly California-friendly landscape using native plants and 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’. Our garden and nursery sells seeds and seedlings and is open by appointment only.

2024 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

2024 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

Save the date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 Home Ground Habitats will once again participate in the annual 2024 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is a public outreach and education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices by showcasing...

Home Ground Habitats Plant Nursery Helping Our Community

Home Ground Habitats Plant Nursery Helping Our Community

Our native plant nursery is located in Novato, Marin County. Unlike a regular nursery that sells a variety of plants, a native plant nursery focuses on plants that are indigenous to a particular region. Home Ground Habitats sells native plants and habitat plants to...

First Annual Habitat Garden Summer Camp

First Annual Habitat Garden Summer Camp

Home Ground Habitats in Novato is excited to announce our first annual Habitat Garden Summer Camp for children. July 8-12 2024 9:00am-1:00pm Open to 2nd through 5th Grades FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: click here    

PLANT OF THE MONTH

 

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