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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines that flourish in a variety of garden settings throughout the country.

Alstroemeria violacea Yellow Friendship eryngium sea holly geranium brookside sanguisorba officianalis kniphofia torch lily red hot poker
stipa feather grass pillar of smoke
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salvia sage Halmiocistus Merrist Wood Cream Xanthoceras sorbifolium yellowhorn Aster x frikartii Mnch

Photos: Marion Brenner, Jessica Alexis Friedland, Claire Takacs

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You'll find a diverse selection of unusual plants
in these and many other genera in the Digging Dog site:

Featured genera page
Achillea
Aster
Campanula
Crocosmia
Euphorbia
Geranium
Nepeta
Kniphofia
Penstemon
Salvia
Miscanthus
Heaths & Heathers
Cistus
Hydrangea
Lavender
Viburnum
Alstroemeria
Aquilegia
Corydalis
Verbascum

Complete list of plants:

Perennials: 1    2    3 Grasses Shrubs Trees & Vines

Browse our online catalog:

Perennials A-An
Perennials An-Az
Perennials B-C
Perennials D-E
Perennials F-G
Perennials H-I
Perennials J-M
Perennials N-P
Perennials R-S
Perennials T-Z
Grasses A-D
Grasses E-Z
Shrubs A-G
Shrubs H-Z
Trees & Vines

Search our catalog or find plants to suit your conditions


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Digging Dog Nursery is a family-owned nursery and mail-order business situated on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Our nursery offers healthy and vigorous plants grown in our own custom potting mix that includes a sterilized sandy loam. We propagate the majority of the plants we sell.

For more than 20 years we have been offering a selection of tried and true garden performers, as well as many unique and easily grown varieties that emphasize long blooming periods, and year-round appeal with an array of buds, blooms, seedheads, berries, intriguing foliage or bark.

In the following pages, you will find a versatile and extraordinary collection—a plethora of plants for formal or informal spaces, as well as naturalized meadows, shady woodland areas, Mediterranean and water-wise gardens, the rockery, and even some market plantings with a focus on fresh or dried arrangements.

You can order plants from our website, from our printed catalog, by phone, or come visit our nursery. Our nursery is open to visitors seasonally.


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Summer Hours:

Wednesday–Saturday: 10am–4pm


Latest News

Garden Conservancy Open Day at Digging Dog!

Digging Dog Garden


Saturday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Digging Deeper Join Patricia Smyth, owner of Essence of the Tree, for a Japanese maple container demonstration. Enjoy a guided tour of the Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway, adjacent to Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, CA; free with $7.00 garden admission. Tickets are available via this link or at Digging Dog Nursery. Plant shopping welcome!

Mendocino Art Center (MAC) Garden Tour!

Saturday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We welcome you to join us in support of The Mendocino Art Center for this fabulous garden tour and fundraiser. Tickets are available through the MACs website.

Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!

Saturdays at 2 p.m. July 14th and 28th, August 18th, and September 15th. Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!

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Digging Dog Nursery

a mail order plant nursery
on the Mendocino Coast of California

31101 Middle Ridge Rd., Albion, CA 95410
phone: (707) 937-1130

web site by
Garth Hagerman