Villager Nursery is OPEN for the growing season, seven days a week. Our hours  change with the climatic seasons. Historically, our "frost free period" is July 15-August 15 (less than 15% chance of frost). Our growing season is relatively short so getting started as soon as possible is always important. There is no BEST time to plant and there is no BAD time to plant (other than the old saying: "when is the best time to plant a tree?.... Ten years ago"). The best time to plant is today. It is inconvenient to plant in the middle of winter but the plants are almost always happier in the ground than in a pot. IF you need something or have questions, PLEASE give us a call.

Villager Nursery is open, roughly, mid-March through late December...   Even 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) or have questions, PLEASE call or send-us an e-mail (we check them almost every evening - don't use FB messenger... we do not check that).  We tend to be busy in our compressed seasons but we'll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Nursery Address

Villager Nursery, Inc
Varney / McIver Dairy House
10678 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA
Ecit 186 of I-80 (Central Truckee)
far-east Gateway / far-west Brickletown

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Villager Summer Hours

Summer
Monday through Saturday 9:00-5:30
Sunday 10-3:00
(We need a halfday to mow our own lawns and harvest tomatoes.)

Hours are often weather dependent.

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Contact Us

Email Us or call (530) 587-0771!

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Join Our Team!

If you are interested in working with us, please attach your current resume and/or a letter of interest detailing why you are a great fit for a position (your experiences with plants, people, gardens and nature). Below are topics that we feel apply to our Sierra Nevada retail nursery. Address any topics that resonate with you. Please include at least two references. Wages are commensurate with the experience, knowledge and skills.

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Botanical / Horticultural Education:
Education / classes applicable to retail nursery work.
Nursery Experience:
Previous greenhouse, nursery or landscape work experience…
Yard and Garden Experience:
Gardening or landscaping in your own yard, helping family or friends…
Sales / People Experience:
Previous sales, customer service, cashiering, teaching. languages beyond English?
Native / Backcountry Experience:
Wildflower, tree, shrub and/or wildlife identification…
Planning / Organizing Experience:
Event / party planning, meeting organization, seminar logistics, details…
Merchandising / Marketing / Advertising Experience:
Any work, professional or volunteer experience with creating beautiful sales environments…
Volunteer Experience:
Community service, programs or events you participate in…
Other Interests:
Passions, hobbies, music, sports, painting, fishing, etc… Computer applications you’ve mastered. PC / Mac?
Interest:
What do you know about us and why do you think you’d like to work here?
Ability / Agility – Essential.
Are you physically able to lift and carry 50# trees & soils? Driving experience and record good?

Garden Resources

  • We have gathered many important pieces of information regarding planting in our area. Click the button below to view our Garden Resources and Villager Archives

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you deliver plants?

We will deliver plants to nearby locations through the week as availability accommodates. 2 days a week, depending on the time of year, we will deliver further into the Tahoe Basin.

Will you landscape?

We have been landscape contractors since 1977 with over 500 commercial, residential and government projects in our portfolio.

When is the best time to plant?

The best time to plant is 10 years ago.  The next best time is today.

The sooner you plant the sooner roots associations / rhizosphere root system expansion and nutrient-uptake begin to occur

“Put a two dollar tree in a ten dollar hole. Don’t put a ten dollar tree in a two dollar hole”

Can I order specific plants?

We do our best to accommodate special orders.  We have dozens of growers throughout the western US that we love and regularly work with. We do our best to have a tremendously wide variety of all the plants that thrive in this challenging climate but we are always interested in the experiences and experiments of others…  we all can learn.

Do you give classes?

We offer classes at the nursery in early spring and late summer on a wide variety of subjects. see list.  We also often speak at garden clubs, master gardener trainings and semi-annually we offer spring and fall Mountain Gardening classes at Sierra College.

Do you have Gift Cards?

We do. In the shop, for ANY value you choose. On-line for pre-selected values,

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N. Lake Tahoe & Truckee "Best of 2019"

Our brand new site is just being taken live. Some functionality is still being applied. Kellogg Planting Days are 10-2 May 31 and June 1 (max 3 pots <18". Edible / Veggie Gardening Class 10:30-12 Sunday, June 2. See the class schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 530-587-0771, or email info@villagernursery.com. Thank you for Visiting!

Our brand new site is just being taken live. Some functionality is still being applied.

Kellogg Planting Days are 10-2 May 31 and June 1 (max 3 pots <18"). Edible / Veggie Gardening Class 10:30-12 Sunday, June 2. See the class schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 530-587-0771, or email info@villagernursery.com.

Thank you for Visiting!

 

 

Current Hours

Mon - Sat: 9:30-5:00
Sunday: 10:00-4:00

Our Location

10678 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

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