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Your local, family owned Garden Sanctuary since 1994

Our Story

        Valley Center Nursery was created in 1994 by Robert & Janet Hancock. The first local, one-stop-shop retail nursery to serve the Valley Center community and San Diego County. We first opened our gates off Lilac Road, giving the nursery the name; Lilac Gardens. The nursery coincided with Robert's Landscape & Maintenance. A successful landscape and maintenance company for over 40 years. In 1997, Lilac Gardens moved to a larger location off Valley Center Road. The beginning of a 25+ year stride and today's; Valley Center Nursery. Specializing in perennials, annuals, vegetable & herb starts, fruit trees, trees & shrubs, statuary, garden decor and so much more!
Valley Center Nursery has since been relocated to 29115 Valley Center Road. We're you can find us there 6 days a week, proudly serving our community.

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Landscape Services

  • Landscape Maintenance

  • Tractor / Backhoe Service

  • Brush Clearing

  • Field Mowing

  • Property Cleanup

  • Debris / Junk Hauling

  • Irrigation Service 

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Botanical Consulting

Having some botanical issues in your garden or landscape? 

We are here to help! 

  • Plant Deficiency Diagnostics  

  • Plant Pest Control

  • Landscape Design & Maintenance

  • Plant Assessment & Advice​

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You will find a wide variety of Succulents  & Cactus, along with other drought tolerant plants. Including rare & unusual specimens, landscape classics, and a great selection for container planting.

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Garden Decor

We carry a unique selection of 

garden decor such as
 Handmade art made by local artist.

Pottery including new and used

Terra-cotta, Glazed & Talavera    

Handcrafted birdhouses, 


Statuary & much more!

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Perennials, Annuals & Trees

At VC Nursery, we strive to carry every avenue for your home & garden. You can find perennials, annuals; seasonal color, veggies & herbs, fruit trees, CA natives, a wide variety of trees and shrubs & everything in between.

Special Orders

"If we don't have it, we will find it for you!"

We pride ourselves on providing the best service we possibily can, which includes finding your desired plants for your landscape and garden. If we don't have it, we will find it for you! Whether it being one single plant, to a large selection for the DIY gardener or many professional landscapers!

Make your order today, by calling Janet at (760) 749-0577

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"Wonderful selection of plants. Super knowledgeable and helpful. If she doesn't have what you're looking for she can often find it and special request it for you. Prices are very reasonable and I always leave with lots of beautiful plants."

- Apryl M.

"Janet is always available to give me direction on my visions...she is extremely knowledgable and will let me know if the plants I am in love with will survive our weather conditions...etc. It is a relaxing experience to shop there ...Plus she is just so kind and easy to talk to!"

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- Shawneen B.



Contact Us

29115 Valley Center Road, Valley Center, CA 92082  |  Tel: 760-749-0577

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*We are located within Old Town Center, in the back to the left.

Next to the Roadrunner & behind Country Junction Deli

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