Plants & Compost for Sale

All the plants have been sold.  As soon as we restock, we will post the details here, or on our social media.

California Native Plants Available in Huntington Beach

California Native Plants Available in Huntington Beach

Volunteers Tending at the Shipley Nursery


The planting season for native plants is from October through April depending on the seasonal rains. Get your plants in the ground and ready for the rains to get them established for blooming next spring.

Please consider purchasing a plant for your garden and learn the value of natives while supporting Shipley Nature Center.  We use contactless payments via card or app.  Cash with exact change please.

Waterwise plants like succulents have interesting shapes, colors, textures and flowers which are a complement to the natives.

Areas around the Interpretive Center are planted with natives and waterwise plants that do well in home gardens. Take time to wander the paths and observe the butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife that could be visiting your garden someday.

Volunteers Creating Compost

Compost and worm castings are for sale at the Center  

Compost is an appropriate top dressing for all plants, shrubs and trees, and potted plants  Also used as a mild additive when planting.

Shipley’s Own Prepared on Site — $5 PER 1 CUBIC FOOT BAG

Earthworm castings are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer.

Worm Castings  — $10 PER 10 lb BAG

Worm bin or live worms, are available for purchase directly from Enrecos at this site:


You can increase the number of pollinators in your area by making conscience choices to include plants that provide essential habitat for bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.   For Southern California gardens, the region is California Coastal Chaparral Forest and Shrub Province.  View Guide to Pollinator Plants.

Watch video:  A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.