An Echeveria Resource Guide

By: Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Lee Baldwin is an award-winning garden writer for Sunset magazine and other publications. Her new book, Designing with Succulents…

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Public gardens that include echeverias in their collections offer opportunities to see these appealing succulent plants in landscape applications, as well as mature and unusual specimens. Several gardens well worth visiting are listed below. Before visiting, call first or check the garden’s website for hours, which may vary seasonally. You might also wish to time your visit to take advantage of occasional plant sales; these can be good sources of echeverias.

Adapted from Designing with Succulents, by Debra Lee Baldwin, 2007, Timber Press. See also the October 2007 issue of Pacific Horticulture for Debra’s article on echeverias, her favorite group of succulents, along with a list of nurseries where echeverias can be purchased.

Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

695 Ashley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805/969-9990 (reservations required)

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
1500 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925/210-9663 (reservations required)

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122

Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

H Warren Buckner Cactus and Succulent Garden
The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019

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