Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Apr 7, 2010

Built around a 1903 cottage, this is one of Pasadena’s more hidden and low-key nurseries, but it deserves to be sought out. Owner Ramon Franco spent 30 years as a landscape contractor before he and his wife, Teresa, bought the place from the Japanese-American family that had owned it for two generations, and he brings all that experience to bear in the service and in the selection of plants and goods for the yard.

Staples: Large, healthy, well-established vines, shrubs and trees at reasonable prices.

Don’t Miss: The wildly colorful pots, the whimsical yard decor, and the drought-tolerant plants (great salvias).

We Like: The wise and helpful Franco family.

Home & Garden | 804 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 626.792.2138

4 Responses for “Lincoln Avenue Nursery”

  1. Ann Erdman says:

    I love that place!

  2. Deborah Thomas says:

    They also deliver large quantities of mulch at an extremely reasonable price.

  3. Cecelia Estrada (Vaughan) says:

    …I certainly remember the Lincoln ave nursery. I visited as a child in the late fifties with my dad when the Japanese family owned it. There was also a Japanese nursery on Fair Oaks at that time also. The nursery was located near the American Friends (Quakers)? building on the opposite side of the street, near Ralph’s gas station; before Mountain st.

  4. Lincoln Nursery is by far the most beautiful nursery in Pasadena! I love spending time there.It is always an inspiration. The design of separate garden rooms, ponds and pathways and it’s wonderful selection of plants and useful gardening advice make it a wonderful place to visit Thanks for finally giving them notice!



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