September: Our Mountain Late-Summer / Early Fall
OPEN Mon.-Thurs. 9:00am-5:00pm
& Sun. 10:00-3:00
Hours are variable in late winter / early spring and the days and hours expanding with the snow-melt.
Our hours change with the climatic seasons - always weather permitting. (Call ahead if it is dumping snow, if the exodus traffic is heinous, or if we've got pea-soup smoke, just-in-case we've gone home.) We change the hours here (on the website) and on independent Google, Yelp, Bing, Nextdoor, and Facebook sites. Apple gets its info "elsewhere", even apple is unsure where, so Apple Maps and Siri usually have wrong hours, for every business.
We maintain a healthy supply of tropical and indoor appropriate houseplants and bulbs, indoor gardening gear, pottery, potting soils, organic fertilizers and nutrients, as well as seeds and seed-starting supplies. We also have every plant lover's favorite present: gift certificates from your local garden center.
Villager Nursery outdoor areas are open late-winter (Mar-April) through late-December depending on snow persistence. Through mid-winter, someone is usually here, IN the shop, most days (paperwork, plants, and shop-cat needs love). We don't want to let anyone down, so if you need something (plant, product, plans, bids, or consulting) or have questions, PLEASE send-us an e-mail as we check them almost every evening. We'll usually get back to you in a day or two or as soon as we possibly can. You can also call and leave a voice message at 530-587-0771. We tend to be rather busy in our compressed spring (May-June) season and replies may take a bit longer. contact us - (PLEASE DO NOT USE Facebook messenger. It is unmonitored).
Check our Instagram or Facebook or the references page on this website for updates, informational sheets, class hand-outs and calendar updates.
For 49 years, Villager Nursery Garden Center has been serving Truckee, Tahoe and regional high Sierra mountain plant lovers, landscapers and gardeners. Villager Florist started in the original Gateway Center (next to the Gateway Motel) in 1949 (74 yrs), added outdoor plants to the mix (becoming a nursery) in 1975, and relinquished the florist in 1996 to focus exclusively on the garden center and landscape supply.
Experienced High-Sierra guides. Here to help with gardening and landscaping in our very challenging growing conditions.
Located in Truckee, California
Our purpose, as always, is to remain the primary source for honest and reliable high-Sierra gardening information while offering the widest and most interesting variety of native, extreme climate, fascinating, showy and cold hardy plants, as well as the appropriate organic fertilizers and finest soil amendments available.
Our hope is only to give our clients everything they need to succeed and find satisfaction in their mountain planters, gardens and landscapes.
September in Truckee. The days are rapidly getting shorter now as we barrel headlong toward the autumnal equinox and the fall planting season. While it is a GREAT time to plant wildflowers and wildflower seeds, it is still too early to start planting bulbs (except Colchicum and Iris… plant those NOW). The approach of Autumn weather is THE best time to get perenials, trees and shrubs into the ground to capitalize on the still warming soil temperatures with cooler air termpratures. September’s average daytime temps start near 80°F and begin October near 70°F but nighttime temperatures start near 40° and finish the month, a little below freezing ~30ºF. Fall color begins to show in abundance by later this month. Villager Nursery has a great selection of tough-as-nails hardy perenial bulbs that we select for our gardens. These are the bulbs that always grow well. Most bulbs are planted from late September through November… never waste a planting hole… IF you are planting a tree or shrub in fall, always toss in a few bulbs for easy and fun late winter color.
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Your Mountain and Native plant source
Villager Nursery brings you many of the most cold-hardy and abuse tolerant plants on Earth. We collect seeds and cuttings of local High Sierra, Great Basin and Rocky Mountain native plants for propagation and contract growing. We produce many of the best plants and offer selections that are available almost nowhere else. …from remote locations.
The High Sierra Garden Experts
Eric, Rob and the knowledgeable staff at Villager Nursery have decades of experience in what works in Truckee and Tahoe’s high mountain environments. Visit the store today for seeds, bulbs, perennials, annual color, trees, shrubs, composts, organic fertilizers, pottery, art, and more!
Villager JournalTimely information for Mt. Gardeners throughout the northern Sierras.
Villager HandoutsPDF's and Newsletters with relevant information for gardening in the Sierras.
The Home of your garden and planting needs
Pottery & Art
Potting Soils, Composts and Mulch
Villager Online storeShop online for Recommended Books, Wildflower Seeds and Gift Cards.
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