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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Your Local Garden Center

September in Truckee is Summer AND Fall. Most of us have LONG considered Labor Day the official start of Local’s Summer. In this summer of the COVID… who knows.
We have not written a blog-post since April and we’ve yet to send out a nursery newsletter (who needs more e-mails?), until now.
It has been the most challenging and fascinating summer of my 36 years in this retail nursery.
We are a very locally-oriented business, naturally. We offer plants and supplies appropriate to Truckee – Donner and the Martis Valley, Donner Summit, the Tahoe Basin, and the Sierra Valley. Our business survival strategy has long been to provide sound advice and do everything possible to insure our clients’ successes. Our customers are locals and they’ll trust us if they succeed and so we have many, many, many clients and customers that we have known and worked with for decades. On an average busy spring day, we can walk around the nursery and know well or at least by acquaintance, three quarters of the people who are shopping. We are always excited to see a new face, a new plant-lover finding us for the first time. This spring and summer was very different. There were days when we’d walk around the nursery and only see two or one or no clients we recognized and it was confusing. There are so many fine details and unique challenges with regard to our soils, climate and weather and there is so much that first-time gardeners need to know here that we were simply unable to fully help them all in the manner to which we are accustomed. We did do our absolute best. We had several new and all returning staff who wanted to work and were up for the challenging of explaining our complete lack of native “topsoil”, our low humidity, intense sun and wild and unpredictable temperature swings. We had frequent and frustrating conversations trying to explain that SOME plants need to be protected from frost… “what is frost?”… “It occurs when temperatures drop below freezing.”… “What does that mean?” … “It means that the night temperatures drop below 32ºF” …. “So?”..and so on. I don’t think we realized what a highly sophisticated clan our local and regular customers really are. Good on you and thank you. There were among the new customers MANY kind and enthusiastic first-time gardeners and we are always thrilled at their joys. So many people have sent pictures or shown us their phones with images of their gardens and their happiness is ours.
So we wanted to do a local’s sale. Those savvy enough to subscribe to our rare newsletters or perhaps follow our irregular and infrequent fb, twitter or Instagram posts are invited to a sale, starting now through September 21, 2020. All you need to do is VERY slyly show an image of the newsletter or print out the small coupon below. Tell us “Can you identify this for me” and show us your phone with the newsletter 🙂 The idea is that this is a reward for a summer of super-human patience with those other people who have arrived here and who really don’t want to be a part of this community and who treat us and our town as amenities for their own personal enjoyment without care. We have all spoken with so many persons working in Truckee’s essential businesses, through all of this, who face “mean people” every single day when we, or they, might normally only encounter one or two in an entire summer. Everyone seems to be hoping for a MASSIVE winter with giant berms.

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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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