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For over 70 years

Since the early 1940s, Kawahara Nurseries has worked to grow and supply quality nursery plants to retailers in the California region.


Commitment To Quality

We have been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and product selection, while continuously looking to improve.

This commitment began over 70 years ago with Sam and Jean Kawahara and their four children on a 2-acre nursery in San Lorenzo, California. Striving to perfect the jumbo pack varieties, the family pioneered the reputation of quality and excellence.

With this foundation, sons David and John, expanded the nursery to Morgan Hill, California in the early 80s where they broadened product selection to premium annuals, perennials and edibles in quart and gallon sizes.


Family Owned and Operated

Today, Kawahara Nurseries continues to operate with multiple generations of family members and its 200+ employees. Spanning over 140 acres and offering more than 10,000 plant varieties, we currently grow in two facilities in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

From these humble beginnings, our heritage defines who we are and what we do today. Our commitment to quality, loyalty to customers and strong sense of family values are what guide us in our shared vision.


We are committed to continuously improving quality both in the plants we grow and in the service we provide.


We are passionate about our customers and dedicated to ensuring our industry's future.


We hold ourselves and each other accountable to the highest standards in everything we do.

Our Mission

At Kawahara Nurseries, our goal is to provide an opportunity for anyone to discover the benefits of using plants: to promote heath and well-being, to create shared value, and to renew and refresh the planet. We welcome you to join us in this journey.