Carman's Nursery

Established in 1937



Carman's Nursery Shows & Sales

Saturday, August 13, 2016
22nd Annual Garden Railroad Tour

9am–3pm: This self-guided tour is hosted by the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society (BAGRS) and the South County Railroaders. Layouts are open from Morgan Hill in the north through Gilroy and Hollister to Prunedale in the south. These gardens are the ultimate in fantasy—miniature trains (G-scale) running on tracks through living landscapes. Bring your kids on this tour—they will have a great time. Carman’s Nursery will be “on the road” for this event, set up with garden railroad appropriate plants at the Morgan Hill layout owned by the Broeder’s. Free!

Goodwill donations of non-perishable food or money benefit the St Joseph’s Center and the Community Pantry. Guidebooks with addresses and driving directions can be emailed by me, or picked up at BookSmart in Morgan Hill or Garden Accents in Gilroy. Or contact Nigel at

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2016
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society’s 33rd Annual Bonsai Show

Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Building 1351 Maple Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday (but some vendors tend to pack up early…) Come see the largest bonsai show in the west, vendors, demos both days, raffle and auction.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 6-8, 2016
The National Heirloom Exposition

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Gates open 9am–9pm daily, Vendor hall opens at 10am.
This event is like your ultimate county fair without the rides. Speakers, demonstrations, music, vendors, animals and all sorts of pure fun! Adults: $15 or $30 for a three day pass. Kids 17 and under: Free!

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Midori Bonsai Club’s 55th Annual Bonsai Show

Cupertino Room, Quinlredmunity Center
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
(more info to come)

Thursday through Sunday, October 27-30, 2016
Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention

Double Tree Hilton
2001 Point W Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Vendor hours 8am–5pm Thurs–Sat and 8–11am Sun
(more info to come)

Stay tuned for future announcements!

Past Events

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 7-9, 2016
National Garden Railway Convention

Santa Clara Convention Center
Bay Area Garden Railway Society

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai Bonsai Show

San Mateo Garden Center at Beresford Park
605 Parkside Way
San Mateo, CA
10am-4pm: Demo, tree clinic, workshop, door prizes, plant sales

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Celebration of Old Roses—Heritage Rose Group Bay Area

El Cerrito Community Center 
7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito, CA 94530 
11am-3:30pm: Talks, demos, tool sharpening, activities for kids 

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016
Gamble Garden Spring Tourn

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

Saturday, April 16, 2016
22nd Annual Spring Garden Market

History Park at Kelley Park

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Garden Railroad Seminars

Sacramento Valley Garden Railway Society

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Golden State Bonsai Collection North Fundraiser

Garden Center, Lake Merritt, Oakland

Saturday, February 20, 2016
BAGRS Annual Meeting

Bay Area Garden Railway Society
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 5-7, 2016
California Shohin Society Seminar

Santa Nella, CA

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

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