About Us

Mission Statement

We grow, nurture, and respect plants, people, and the beautiful planet that supports us all.

Our History

Intermountain Nursery was founded in 1980, in the Sierra foothills of Central California. The nursery was founded by Raymond Laclergue and Bonnie Bladen. Together, they educated generations of gardeners on the benefits of using native plants. Together, they advocated for proper land restoration and support for local pollinators. Together, they showcased the beauty that California native plants have to offer.

After celebrating 40 years of business in 2020, Ray & Bonnie sold the nursery to long time friends Bev & Chris Schubert, who have continued the tradition of growing California Native Plants.

Our Nursery

Operating on about 5 acres, the nursery has evolved through the years to become the principle grower of California Native Plants in the Central Valley area. There are demonstration gardens on the grounds, installed by Ray & Bonnie, highlight native plants and other drought tolerant species at full, mature age. It displays which plants are most appropriate for growing in our climate.

We are committed to providing plants that are grown in a sustainable way. Located along Little Sandy and Big Sandy Creeks at 1700′ elevation, the site has deep alluvial soils and cool night temperatures that provide a perfect location to grow plants that will become established at various locations, from the Valley floor to 10,000 ft. elevation.

Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa “Canyon Liveforever”
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