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Image of bottle brush flowers taken at the Drought Tolerant Garden
Windmill Nursey logo that links to Google Maps directions to their location.

Windmill Nursery - From flowering plants to perennials, edible plants, ornamental shrubs, trees, and more. LVBHS members enjoy a 10% discount on purchases.


Cabrillo High School – The students of the floriculture department nurture annual, perennial and succulent plants. Check out the school's plant sale open to the public every Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., during the academic year.



Local Resources

Burton Mesa Chaparral Garden – Located on the Lompoc campus of Allan Hancock College off State Hwy #1, this maritime chaparral garden is operated jointly by the College and our Society. The moisture that the coastal fog adds to the area has contributed to a rich diversity of endemic plant species.

Burton Mesa Eco-Reserve – It offers many unmarked crisscrossing trails: a couple of trailheads can be found north of Vandenberg Village (behind Cabrillo High School or at the north end of Vanguard Dr.), and another trailhead is to the west of Harris Grade Road, near its intersection with Rucker Road.

Drought Tolerant Garden – A demonstration garden for the City of Lompoc, located on Central Avenue.

La Purisima Mission - Besides having miles of trails, this State Historic Park has labeled plants on the main grounds indicative of what was grown here a few centuries ago and still being grown. It also features a considerable amount of Burton Mesa Chaparral plants.

Tree Planting Program - The City of Lompoc offers its residents the opportunity to request trees to be planted at one's residence. Contact our city's Urban Forestry Division for further details.

Water Wise Gardening in Santa Barbara County - Landscape ideas, list of sustainable, drought-tolerant plants and a watering guide.

State & National Resources

California Native Plant Society - A leading organization dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats.

Calflora - A non-profit database providing information on wild California plants.

Calscape – It shows which plants are native to any location in California, helping people figure out which ones they want, where to buy them and how to grow them.

The USDA PLANTS database – It provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

World Flora Online – Featuring the most comprehensive and authoritative list of vascular plants and bryophytes, it is maintained by the global taxonomic community as a free and open-access resource.

Xerces Society - An international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. Key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.

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