Plants & Compost for Sale

California Native Plant Sale

Shipley Nature Center in partnership with The City of Huntington Beach Water Conservation will have hundreds of California native plants available for purchase. On the day of plant sale, we will set out mostly one-gallon size plants for the coastal, chaparral areas of Orange County. Vermiculture (worm castings) will be available in 10 lb bags.

We will be happy to answer your questions and suggest reading this resource CalScape Plant Information/

Date:    Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time:   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Parking at 17851 Goldenwest St, Central Park Dr, and the Central Library

HB residents who attend will receive a voucher to: Buy a plant – Get one of equal or lesser value.  Limit of 5 free plants and one voucher per household.  Proof of residency required.

We accept all forms of credit card and app payments, including cash. If you wish, please ask us to assist with delivery of your purchased plants from the nature center to your vehicle.

Print PDF of Native Plant BOGO Sale at Shipley Nature Center 2023

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.

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

We do not sell worms.


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.

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