Covid-19 Protocol

Westbrae Nursery’s temporary hours during the Covid-19 crisis are 12pm-5:00pm, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat.  We are closed on Tu. and Thur. (reference Order of the Berkeley Health Officer, section 10.f.iii; Westbrae is licensed by the Calif. Dept. of Food and Agriculture).

Below is our new protocol for keeping customers and staff safe during business hours. We really appreciate your patience and support in helping to implement these procedures.


  1. Traffic flow into the nursery will be limited so that everyone who enters the nursery can maintain a safe distance from other customers. When the nursery has reached the maximum safe capacity, the gate will be closed until someone departs.
  2. All items are self-service. There will be no staff in the yard.
  3. Customers will NOT be allowed inside the shop, except for the indoor plant room. The indoor plant room will be accessed only from the driveway, not from the shop proper.
  4. For heavy items, a delivery can be arranged with staff at the register. Online orders for soil, mulch, oak barrels, and other hard goods can be made at

Check Out Procedures:

  1. Please form a line leading up to the cash register table, staying 6 ft apart (follow the chalk marks on the asphalt).
  2. Place your items in the center of the cash register table and step back to the red line.
  3. Payment will be accepted only by credit card.
  4. There will be no carry out service. If you need soil, mulch, barrels or other hard goods consider making an online order at (orders will be delivered to your door, in most cases, same day)

Disinfecting (staying virus free):

  1. Please do not enter the nursery if you are feeling ill. The staff has also been notified to stay home if feeling ill.
  2. For safety, our customer bathroom will be closed.
  3. Disinfectant will be located by the carts for both wiping down carts and sanitizing hands.

We encourage you to try shopping online at for your soil, mulch, and fertilizer needs. In most cases, delivery will be the same day.

Thank you so much for supporting Westbrae Nursery. Best wishes for a safe spring and a lush and fruitful garden.


The Staff at Westbrae Nursery