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Cultivating health & happiness through American-grown plants

At Por La Mar Nursery, our mission is to cultivate health and happiness through American-grown plants.

Our roots date back to 1972, when Ron & Pat Caird began growing plants for sale at the Los Angeles Flower Mart in Southern California. Fifty years later, we’re working to grow as “green” as possible by establishing meaningful sustainability standards so we can reduce our footprint on the environment while growing plants that bring you joy, health, and happiness.

Get Inspired

multiple potted indoor house plants on a live edge wood table

Need some inspiration?

Sometimes you need a little help in finding the right plant for your space. Come explore our gallery of photos featuring a variety of species and spaces, from the bedroom to the boardroom. You’re sure to get some great ideas and find your perfect plants.

Our Plant Peeps

Por La Mar Nursery in the 90s - The Caird family gathered at a newly acquired location in Santa Barbara

Our family loves foliage.

Our team loves growing the highest-quality plants and each person at Por La Mar Nursery is dedicated to caring for our plants until they’re ready to make the journey to their new homes.

For fifty years, we’ve been cultivating a mission-focused, plant-loving family, and it shows in everything we grow.

Leafstyle Design

Plant Perks

African-American women a holding plant with more plants behind — Plant Names: ZZ plant (background)

Plants make life better.

We truly believe that plants make lives better. Not only do plants help improve indoor air quality by creating fresh oxygen in your environment, but they also help reduce stress, boost productivity, and improve your mood.

Working with plants is proven to be therapeutic and they even help speed up recovery after an illness.

Let's be friends

Happy Valentine’s Day! 🌹
Love, The Por La Mar team 🫶🏻
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! From the Por La Mar Family 🎄
The morning sun shining on the Por La Mar Poinsettias ☀️❤️

#poinsettia #christmas #nursey #plantlover
Happy Thanksgiving from the Por La Mar Family! Thankful for your love and support always!
It’s that time of the year again, we’re hosting our 2nd annual Holiday Public Sale! 🎄Come by on Saturday December 9th and shop from our wide variety of plants including Seasonal items like Poinsettias & Zygocactus! Also, don’t forget to bring a toy for Toys for Tots 🧸 in exchange for a free plant. See you here!
An afternoon in our Marigold field 🧡 #marigolds #cempasuchil #diadelosmuertos #fallblooms #fall
#GreenCareerWeek Day 4!

Meet Antonia and Tomas! They have both worked at Por La Mar for many, many years! Here’s what they both had to say about working in the agricultural industry.

“Working at a Nursery is great, we have great teamwork! I love plants, they’re great for the earth and the environment” -Antonia

“I have many friends who have worked in different industries and they all say working with plants is the best! You feel fresh and free working around this amazing foliage.” -Tomas