Growing Grounds Downtown

This time of year we do not maintain a weekly veggie availability but we always carry a supply of vegetable plants in the store and customers are welcome to call the store to place orders and have plants held for them. Of course we have a full selection of quality, healthy houseplants, succulents and garden plants.

News! Growing Grounds Downtown won BEST NURSERY / GARDEN STORE in the 34th annual New Times Reader's Poll! We're very proud and grateful for all your votes.

Located in the historic Chorro Hill area of downtown San Luis Obispo, our store is both a retail location for top quality plants and gifts, as well as a supported employment program of Transitions-Mental Health Association. The Store provides work opportunities and training for our clients, particularly those developing experience in retail and customer service.

Stock up on supplies for outdoor and indoor gardening projects: pesticide-free heirloom vegetable plants, drought tolerant and native garden plants, citrus trees and succulents. Don’t miss the local honey, bees wax candles, air plants, houseplants and fair trade gifts. Every dollar spent at the Store supports mental health services in our community.

Check out our store’s Facebook page or Instagram for special events, sale items, new arrivals, plants of the week, and other store related announcements. You can also find us on Yelp!

For more information about this program, please see our Growing Grounds Downtown Fact Sheet and in Spanish.


956 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(just across the street from the Mission)
(805) 544-4967

Our Hours:

Mondays 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesdays CLOSED
11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursdays 11:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm

More Information About Plants

Many of our plants come from our sister businesses, Growing Grounds Farm in Santa Maria and Growing Grounds Farm & Nursery in San Luis Obispo. Look out for our yellow tags at other plant and nursery retail locations throughout the County!

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