Carman's Nursery

Established in 1937



Carman's Nursery Shows & Sales

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Santa Clara County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Fair

Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
9am-2pm: This is the famous MG tomato and pepper sale, back and open to the public for the first time since 2019. Many of the long-time participating vendors will be there as well. Free! Rain or Shine!

Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2023
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

Gamble Garden
1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
10am-4pm Friday and Saturday: Garden touring requires a ticket, but no ticket is required for access to the Gamble property and vendors.
Free to visit vendors!

Sunday, May 21, 2023
A Celebration of Old Roses

Veteran's Memorial Building - Albany
1325 Portland at Carmel
Albany, CA 94706
11am-3:30pm: Hundreds of roses on display for both the eye and the nose, plus vendors!
Free! Rain or Shine!

Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2023
Sei Boku Bonsai Kaiís 38th Anniversary Bonsai Show

San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way
San Mateo, CA 94403
10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday: Saturday Demo from 1-3pm, Sunday viewing workshop from 1-3pm
Door Prizes, Raffle Prizes, Tree Clinc, Vendor Sales, Plant Sales
Free! Rain or Shine!

Thursday through Saturday, July 6-8, 2023
38th National Garden Railway Convention

hosted by BAGRS: Bay Area Garden Railway Society

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
10am-4pm Saturday: Vendor and Exhibit area open to the general public, $20 (but 2 for 1 coupons readily available)
If you sign up for the whole convention, vendor area is also open 3-9pm Thursday and noon to 6pm Friday. In addition, I will be giving a plant clinic from 5-6pm on Thursday the 6th.

Friday through Sunday, October 20-22, 2023
GSBF Bonsai Rendezvous 2023

Hotel Mission De Oro
13070 CA-33
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Vendor area open 9am-5pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday, 8am-1pm Sunday
Annual convention hosted by the Golden State Bonsai Federation, Bjorn Bjorholm headliner, workshops, educational seminars, silent and live auctions and more!


Midori Bonsai Club annual show

and maybe the East Bay Bonsai Society, too!


And I might even return to the Fresno Bonsai yard sale this year!

Past Events

If you're trying to remember if you've met me in the past, I've recently attended the following events:

Midori Bonsai Club annual show, October 2022

GSBF Rendezvous, October 2022

Pacific Bonsai Expo, November 2022

Shohin Seminars, February 2023

Mammoth Fundraiser, February 2023


Stay tuned for future announcements!

Directions to our Nursery

We are located at 8470 Pharmer Road in Gilroy, California.
Pharmer Road is off of Watsonville Road, 7/10 mile north of Hecker Pass Hwy, 6 8/10 miles south of Monterey Road.

We hope to see you there!

... OR...
Call (408) 847-2313 during normal business hours.

We look forward to hearing from and serving you!

Carman's Nursery
8470 Pharmer Road
Gilroy, CA 95020-9463
(408) 847-2313
greenthumb (at) carmansnursery (dot) com

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