Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Las Pilitas Blog

Big Foot
B to the I to the G.  Ta-ran-tu-la is me.

Big Foot

Rain!
Chaparral in the foreground as clouds approach the nursery.  A very economical wood frame.

Finally ... water!

Thanks For Your Support
Penny and Ian throwing together the retail shade area.

Hey everyone! Better late than never. Sorry about the blackout. We're still here! Thanks so much for coming out to the two memorials we had for our dad. It was great to see everyone and talk about plants to plant people.

Bert's Memorial Open House Change
Best seat in the house.

The memorial event in Escondido has been rescheduled for June 8th. We felt that it would be better for us to focus our energies on both locations individually. Sorry for the confusion. Please join us in Santa Margarita, CA on May 24th or in Escondido, CA on June 8th.

Bert's Memorial Open House
Bert Wilson.  Native plant aficionado.

Come celebrate Bert's life with us, share stories and buy plants! We will have his many plant selections showcased as well as other Bert worthy species. This event will be held at our Santa Margarita location on May 24th and at our Escondido location on June 8th.

In Memory of Bert Wilson
Here are the principals of the nursery in 1988 or so.

Our family’s beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor Bert Wilson has passed away sud

Snark Hunting
Harry the dog is so cool he's bored

Tails of plant stories. Tall tails. .Off the rail tails.

Do you plant native plants? Do you water native plants?
Paradise manzanita was having real trouble with the drought, and then the cold nailed it.

The drought, watering and do you plant native plants in California this year?