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155 Quail Gardens Dr.
in Encinitas, CA.

Near the San Diego Botanical Garden.

760.436.3244   Fax: 760.436.8612     Email:
Hours:    Monday - Saturday - 7 am to 5 pm  
- 9 am to 4 pm
  Closed on all major holidays.



October is for Fall Planting


Cooler days are ahead and October is our favorite month for planting. Bulbs, sweetpeas, spring flowers, fall and winter veggies can all be planted now. Remember to add compost and mulch to your planting beds to retain moisture.


Succulents and Pottery 20% Off This Month


Sunshine Gardens gift certificates make thoughtful gifts for your
favorite gardeners.

Garden projects for October

Start planting cool season
and bulbs

Fall annuals to plant today

Start planting cool season
annuals and bulbs

Keep fertilizing your trees, shrubs, and flowering plants through the summer. We have fertilizers, soil amendments, mulch, potting soil, everything you need for a perfect garden.

   Herbs and Vegetables  

Fall Annuals

   Create Relaxing Spaces


Check our big selection of tasty herbs. Start your fall vegetables now, or make another planting of summer vegetables right away.


Color your world with our wide variety of fall annuals. Violas, pansies, lobelia, allysum, stock, iceland poppies and much more.


Use our plants to create a park-like setting in your garden. You'll be glad you did.

  Pottery 20% OFF this month!    Succulents   Seeds


Got pots? Check out the new items in our pottery area. Your container garden will thank you. New designs, great colors.


The "succulent corral" features demonstration plantings and a large variety of easy to grow, drought tolerant succulents. Get some today. 


It's time to start fall/winter flowers and vegetables.  Click here for the list of seeds to plant this month. 



Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help with all your gardening needs. From left to right: Kirk Patten, Travis Martin, Carson Martin, Melody Ross, Jordon Fruman, Howard Vieweg, Chris Klein, Kristy Olson. Not shown: Ron Martin, Gary Ross, Amber Self.



There's more to enjoy while you're at Sunshine Gardens

Custom Handcrafted
Garden Structures
Twigs by Teri Betty's Pie Whole Sustainable+
Functional Art


Arbors, aviaries, bridges, herb/veggie boxes, potting benches, tree houses.

Call Chris. 760-978-9960

Twigs by Teri, sophisticated florals is in the red-roof gazebo, just off the parking lot. Unique, American-made gifts, fresh flowers, birdhouses and more. Delivery available. Sign up for fall classes. Chair massages on Labor Day weekend.

Betty's Pie Whole. Stop by and check out the savory and sweet pies.

Functional and eco-conscious art featuring surfboards and more.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust  
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