Explore Our Growing Family:  Por La Mar Nursery | Glad-A-Way Gardens


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

Wishing you a fun and safe Independence Day! Happy 4th! 🇺🇸🎆
Happy Summer! Here’s a photo of our beautiful yellow rose growing in our greenhouse right now! 

National Rose Month Fun Fact: A rose comes in all colors, each color has a different meaning or symbolizes something different for example the yellow rose is a symbol of Joy. 💛
Wishing all you wonderful Moms a Happy Mother’s Day! 
With love, The Por La Mar Family 🌹
Happy Easter! - From the Por La Mar family to yours 🤍
Green Career Week, Day 5! Meet Joey Echeveste, he is one of our key Sales Representatives here at Por La Mar. He’s been with us for almost 6 years and brought with him many years of experience in the industry! 

Here are a few words from Joey “From the moment I started working in our industry I knew almost instantly I was going to do this for life!  Nearly 23 years later, I still love what I get to do for a living each day.  Working in sales, the people you get to meet and work with has been amazing.  Many you will establish long lasting relationships with.  My first job in floral was in customer service as an assistant to the Sales Team, which really helped me understand customer expectations and got me on the right track to being a good salesperson.  Now all these years later as a Sales Rep for our Key Accounts, it’s an awesome feeling seeing a program you helped create with your customers being displayed and sold in stores.  It’s an incredibly rewarding profession on many levels!” 

Green Career Week, Day 4! Meet Alicia Lazaro, she has been a part of the Por La Mar team for 23 years! Started in sampling then did some mail ordering and is now a key member of our Marketing Team!

“I love working for a nursery, getting to be a part of the creating the final looks of our plants is very fun job. It’s great to our visions come to life and then seeing them in stores.” 

Our annual Spring Public Plant Sale is coming up this 23rd of March! Stop by and grab some beautiful and lush plants just in time for Easter and Spring! We’ll see you here from 9am-1pm! 🪴

#plantsale #plantparents #santabarbara
On Day 2 of Green Career Week meet Estella Mendez. She’s been a part of the Por La Mar team for about 13 years!

Here is a comment on why she enjoys working in the industry. “I love flowers, I love planting on my free time & just anything agricultural. Getting to work at a nursery is a perfect fit for me!”