Green Thumb garden center best nursery of orange county best plant nursery orange county nurseries near me lake forest
Lily ELily E
02:12 18 Mar 24
We had a wonderful visit to Green Thumb Nursery and brought home a lovely little lemon tree. Special thank you to Elijah for his exceptional service! Elijah was incredibly kind, patient and knowledgable. He expertly guided us in selecting the perfect lemon tree for our garden. We're thrilled with our purchase and highly recommend this nursery.
Zara AidulZara Aidul
23:11 16 Mar 24
This is my favorite nursery. They are very knowledgable and friendly. The plants here are also very well taken care of with a large selection. Highly recommend this place for your gardening needs.
Nestor and MichelleNestor and Michelle
00:32 23 Oct 23
They are always well stocked with vegetables. Always have an abundance of different types of lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc. The customer service and everyone that works there is also very well versed and as always available for any questions and concerns that might come up in the garden.. And if you're looking for indoor plants you can stop looking cuz they've got an entire area just dedicating to that.
Beatrice AutryBeatrice Autry
21:47 05 Sep 23
I love going to Green Thumb, I have my special route I take when I arrive. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Millie ElpidamaMillie Elpidama
16:56 29 Aug 23
The best home gardening store ever! I have been shopping at Green Thumb since I was little. And now as an adult, I see why my parents always came here. The best plant variety, quality, and prices.🤗🌸🪷🪴🌵🪻🔥🪙🏷✅️✅️✅️ I always find plants at Green Thumb that just aren't available at big box stores. And the decor is also unique. Will come back as long as their doors are open.
Kevin BollandKevin Bolland
20:21 17 Aug 23
Green Thumb is a great nursery. They carry a great variety that cycles a little with the season. The grounds are beautiful and very serene. Its a nice way to spend time just walking up and down the isles. The staff is always helpful, albeit busy. There is a lot to do and see. You can address most if not all garden needs at Green Thumb.
Rabyya ARabyya A
07:34 08 Jun 23
This nursery has so many beautiful indoor plants! Large selection! There is so much more to see, for sure one of my favorite nurseries
Suzie MoldenhauerSuzie Moldenhauer
02:39 20 May 23
I can not recommend Green Thumb highly enough. The sales staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The plants are well cared for and nicely maintained. The greenhouse is my favorite type of "treasure chest".....I always find something new and interesting. The selection of bird feeders is substantial. Garden accessories, pots and decorative items are all very appealing. I believe the pricing is fair and in line with other similar establishments.It remains one of my favorite places to shop!
barbara cunninghambarbara cunningham
00:18 16 May 23
I visited on Mother’s Day to find native narrow-leaf milkweed and Dudleya, not the most common plants. I was helped by four different employees to locate those items, but left with both! Each employee was courteous and helpful. I will shop there again, even though there are several nurseries closer to my home.
Wendy RobertsWendy Roberts
03:21 10 May 23
Green Thumb always has a great variety of healthy, beautiful plants and flowers. Their staff is knowledgeable and always happy to answer even my most basic questions! It's my favorite place to shop!
Emma SEmma S
02:48 10 May 23
Convenient location, friendly staff. 98% of the plants I purchased from here are still going strong after 10 years!
Scott PhelpsScott Phelps
02:42 06 May 23
Wonderful nursery with amazing selection of plants.In the Spring they have great garden veggie starts that are unique and fun to grow. If you are looking for something different or out of the ordinary their selection of perennials and trees has something for everyone. The prices are reasonable and the staff are helpful. The selection of plants is exceptional. I encourage anyone who loves gardening or plants in general to visit, you won’t be disappointed.
Mary deMary de
05:15 05 May 23
Green thumb has everything you need. They have taught me, helped me and supplied me with healthy plants, a large variety of pots, soil, pavers and yard decor.
Beth WillettBeth Willett
18:25 03 May 23
I’ve been going to Green Thumb nursery in Lake Forest for decades! It definitely is my happy place! I think they must say “here she comes AGAIN “ when they see me coming.😂 The plants are always so healthy , the staff is s very friendly and helpful. Once when the cashier asked Patrick, he took a ceramic pot and caladium out of my 94 year old moms cart , disappeared with it and came back with it perfectly planted decorated with white rocks so she didn’t have to buy a bag of dirt! Above and beyond! 🌱🪴
14:06 30 Apr 23
It’s such a pleasure to walk around Green Thumb Nursery. There are so many plant varieties to choose from. I love the garden art, too. The staff are helpful and friendly. Great prices as well! I love Kathy’s YouTube videos!
Lara Sims PrawatLara Sims Prawat
00:42 30 Apr 23
My plants with the best longevity have all been from green thumb. I’m not the best plant caretaker, but by far out of anywhere I have purchased plants, theirs are the healthiest and stay healthy after taking them home. Also- their pots are the best selection I’ve seen! Super trendy and cool
Annie SayersAnnie Sayers
00:43 27 Apr 23
We recently upended our backyard to put in a pool. Our entire yard needed landscaping. We searched around for deals and service and have always found ourselves coming back to green thumb! We really appreciated their landscape design offer and would recommend it for anyone who needs it. Spend $750 on a gift card and you get to meet with a designer for your project. The staff are friendly and helpful (if they’re not occupied by all the other customers) and the value is much better than we’ve seen at other nurseries. We always enjoy our visits!
hanneke bennetthanneke bennett
04:16 07 Apr 23
I've been going to this Green Thumb for many years and always enjoy coming here! The selection is great and the people are helpful! Plus I enjoy their online newsletter!
Nancy ReedNancy Reed
04:12 07 Apr 23
Anything garden related, you can find here. Fairies for your garden or live ladybugs and worms for your plants. Flags and flowers of all kinds. Greeting cards and garden gnomes. I enjoy just walking the plant rows, enjoying their beauty.
Subhalakshmi KanakavelSubhalakshmi Kanakavel
20:54 19 Mar 23
Such a beautiful place with a lot range’s of flowering plants, cactus , trees , water plants. The staffs were so friendly. We enjoyed buying plants as a family
Cindy HamiltonCindy Hamilton
20:40 14 Jan 23
I started shopping at Green Thumb 🪴🌹🌷🌻🌼🌵🪷🎍 nursery a couple years ago and found this an awesome place to shop. This is a family owned business and they decorate super cute for all the holidays. They have an abundance of plants and trees. I bought my Christmas tree there this year and it was amazing. The staff Camrin and Chris were so helpful in the garden area. In fact, all the employees there are super helpful and knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this nursery for anyone in the area.
James GardnerJames Gardner
15:48 28 Dec 22
Great place. Good assortment of plants and very helpful staff. The only reason it gets 4 stars is that it's a bit pricey.
22:21 08 Jul 22
Always so nice visiting (and buying yet another new plant) and walking around, especially around the little pond 😉
John Viet-Triet NguyenJohn Viet-Triet Nguyen
17:07 08 Dec 20
Green Thumb Plant Nursery has become my local go-to neighborhood plant nursery and gardened supply store. My life as a plant parent and Gardner has thrived because of this store and business. If I am not looking for something to buy, I find a lot of joy in just walking around the nursery grounds. If I'm not buying items for my home, I can also make a quick stop to buy a house plant as a gift for a friend or a loved one. (Thank you, Green Thumb!
Barry BarnhillBarry Barnhill
03:47 03 Dec 20
Green Thumb has such a great selection of both usual and unusual plants, and their staff is super helpful and informative. I brought in a drawing of my small patio and what limitations I had with sunlight/time of day, and got a list of suggested plants that were all winners!I love even just visiting the store. The mantis, is enjoying the flowers from GT.
01:04 25 Sep 20
I've passed by this nursery for five years and am kicking myself for not visiting it sooner. It looks tiny from the I-5 or from El Toro, so I've been sleeping on Green Thumb (ha). However, when you enter the nursery--WOW, is it huge! It has so much variety in plants and definitely the ones that plant enthusiasts want. The pricing is great too!

Green Thumb Nursery - Lake Forest, CA


(949) 837-3040


23782 Bridger Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Store Hours

Sunday - Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday - Saturday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Green Thumb Nurseriesestablished in 1946, has been a Southern California local’s favorite for ultra-high-quality Gardening SuppliesDécor, and florist quality indoor plants and outdoor plants.  Visit our plant nursery and garden center in the Orange County area conveniently located on Bridger Road in Lake Forest, California where you can find the highest quality plants, outdoor décor, patio furniture, and more with the help of our very knowledgably lawn and garden experts who are ready to help you select the perfect plants to landscape your home or garden with.

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Orange County’s favorite family-owned garden center and plant nursery, Green Thumb Nursery in Lake Forest has over five acres of florist quality plants, trees, flowers, pond plants and more. Our Green Thumb Nursery in Lake Forest has been rated as one of the best places to buy plants in Orange County for years and we welcome you to stop in to see for yourself.

Green Thumb Nursery in Lake Forest is known for their giant selection of top quality popular plants.  We are home of the friendly garden experts, we have gorgeous patio, seasonal holiday decor, succulents, california drought tolerant plants and more. The huge selection of citrus trees, beautiful vibrant flowers, water plants, perennials, indoor plants and more make Green Thumb Nursery the perfect garden destination in Orange County!

Flowering plants for the home or gifts include AzaleasChrysanthemumsHydrangeasGardeniasOrchidsCyclamenRoses and many more. The Lake Forest location has many drought tolerant landscaping solutions with hundreds of options for waterwise plants and trees.  Our Lake Forest location’s greenhouse is known to carry some of the most exotic houseplants from all over the world at all times.

Our Patio Shop includes furniture sets, umbrellas, replacement cushions, benches, Bar-B-Ques (BBQs) and accessories, rain covers, outdoor decorative flags, gift items, Department 56 collectibles and a vast amount of holiday and seasonal decor including Christmas, Halloween, Mother’s Day and more!

Thousands of Plant Varieties for Every Gardening Need

At Green Thumb Nursery - Lake Forest, we cater to all gardening preferences with our extensive selection, including:

  • Florist-quality indoor & outdoor plants to brighten your home and yard
  • Drought-tolerant options for water-conscious landscapes
  • A huge selection of fruit trees for your very own orchard
  • Vibrant flowers, water plants, and perennials for year-round color
  • Seasonal plants like Azaleas, Chrysanthemums, Hydrangeas, Gardenias, Orchids, Cyclamen, and Roses for special occasions or thoughtful gifts

Exquisite Houseplants & Greenhouse Gems

Our greenhouse is brimming with a diverse collection of exotic and rare houseplants, perfect for adding a touch of greenery and style to your indoor spaces.

  • A wide variety of stunning, easy-to-care-for houseplants, including trending favorites and hard-to-find species
  • Expertly curated collection of plants sourced from around the world to suit any interior design style and taste
  • Knowledgeable staff to assist you in selecting the perfect houseplant for your home environment and care capabilities
  • Seasonal rotations to ensure a fresh and dynamic selection of plants throughout the year

Breathtaking Blooming Color and Flowers to Brighten Your Garden

Stunning Flower Varieties for Every Garden Style

  • Summary: Our impressive selection of blooming plants and flowers includes annuals, perennials, and flowering shrubs, providing endless options for adding vibrant color and beauty to your garden.
    • Wide range of colors, sizes, and styles
    • Options for sun and shade gardens
    • Drought-tolerant and native plant varieties
    • Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects

Fresh and Flavorful Herbs and Vegetables for Your Garden

Green Thumb Nursery offers a wide variety of herb and vegetable plants that allow you to grow fresh, flavorful produce right in your backyard.
  • Easy-to-grow herbs for culinary and medicinal use
  • Vegetable plants suitable for various garden sizes and conditions
  • Seasonal and year-round options available
  • Organic and non-GMO plants
  • One of the largest herb and vegetable selections in Orange County

Expert Gardening Advice from Certified Professionals

Our team of California Certified Nursery Professionals (CCN Pros) are always available to provide expert advice and guidance to help you achieve gardening success.
  • In-depth plant knowledge and care tips
  • Personalized plant recommendations
  • Disease and pest prevention advice
  • Garden design assistance

Massive Pottery Selection for Your Home & Garden

Green Thumb Nursery offers a diverse range of pottery in various colors, styles, and sizes, allowing you to find the perfect pots and planters for your garden design.
  • Ceramic, terra cotta, resin and many more pottery options
  • Pots and containers in all shapes and sizes
  • Unique and artistic designs
  • Lightweight and durable materials
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Unrivaled Cactus and Succulent Collection

Our extensive collection of cacti and succulents includes both popular favorites and unique specimens, providing endless options for your drought-tolerant landscape or indoor garden.
  • Rare and hard-to-find varieties
  • Low-maintenance plants for busy gardeners
  • Ideal for water-wise landscaping
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
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    Beautiful Pond Plants to Enhance Your Water Garden

    Our diverse selection of pond plants, including water lilies, lotus, and more allows you to create a vibrant and thriving aquatic ecosystem in your garden.
    • Wide variety of aquatic plant species
    • Pond fish, tadpoles and other pond products
    • Enhances water quality and clarity
    • Provides habitat for fish and other aquatic life
    • Adds visual interest and beauty to your pond

    High-Quality Outdoor Furniture and Patio Shop

    Our wide selection of high-quality outdoor furniture and patio sets ensures you'll find the perfect pieces to create a comfortable and stylish outdoor living space.
  • Durable and weather-resistant materials
  • Stylish and functional designs
  • Coordinated sets for easy decorating
  • Umbrellas and accessories to complete your space
  • Free Professional Landscape Design Service for $750+ Projects

    Take advantage of our free landscape design program for projects over $750 and let our professional designers create a stunning, custom outdoor space tailored to your needs and desires.

    Our landscape design program includes:

    • One-on-one consultation with an experienced landscape designer to discuss your backyard needs and desires
    • Custom landscape design tailored to your unique space, incorporating popular and trending design elements for maximum visual impact
    • A tour of our nursery to explore plant and tree options in person, ensuring the perfect selections for your design
    • Purchase a $750 gift card retainer, and the landscape design service is on us! Use the gift card for any plants, merchandise, or landscaping supplies needed for your project

    Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to elevate your outdoor living space with our expert landscape design service.  Book your appointment now, as our designers' availability is limited during our busy season.

    Exclusive Savings with Free Weekly Coupons for Newsletter and Text Promo Subscribers

    By subscribing to Green Thumb Nursery's weekly email newsletter and text promotions, you'll receive exclusive access to free coupons and special offers, helping you save on all your gardening needs.

    On top of free weekly coupons, subscribers also enjoy:

    • Free video gardening videos
    • Free garden articles/blogs
    • Early access to sales and promotions

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    The Perfect Garden Awaits

    Your dream garden is within reach at Green Thumb Nursery - Lake Forest. Let our knowledgeable staff and exceptional selection inspire and guide you in creating a beautiful, thriving outdoor space.  Visit us today and experience the Green Thumb Nursery difference for yourself.

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    More than 5 acres of healthy plant selection. Whether you are shopping for colorful ornamental plants, textured succulents, fruit trees or roses: Green Thumb has it all.

    Green Thumb carries products that are drought tolerant, butterfly-friendly and hummingbird-friendly. Click the photo to view all of the types of plants that we carry in-store.

    Our Garden Experts know plants! We have more than 10 CCN Pros and hundreds of years of experience on staff. Get answers you can trust!

    Our store carries USA/Handmade Luxury Outdoor Patio Furniture. Enjoy your warm, California weather in complete comfort and style.

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