On our last trip near San Diego we asked around about local Nurseries and Plant Shops- one name kept coming up over and over: Barrels & Branches!
This cute little nursery (actually not little at all!) is tucked away in Encinitas. You could almost miss it if you weren't looking for it. Maybe that's why they call it a "hidden gem".
After walking around a bit (and being greeting by the resident cat!) you get a sense of calm. Everything is landscaped beautifully - it has the feeling of a Botanical Garden, but the bonus is you can take the plants home with you!
They have a great selection and a Retail Shop filled with crystals and tons of unique goodies!
Really the only thing that was missing was a cup of coffee and my favorite book - can't wait to go back!
1452 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024