What we do…

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Since 1995, Bay Area gardeners have been inviting us to their homes to assist them in designing their gardens. Whether your garden is a place to entertain, work, play, or just relax and take in the view, we can help personalize its design to meet your needs.

If you’re thinking about ways to improve your garden space, call the Sloat Garden Center Design Department. We can develop simple, success oriented low maintenance planting plans for gardens, decks, and terraces, as well as provide indoor plant consultations. But most importantly, we can help you brainstorm ideas and solutions.

Problem solving is a large part of what we do.We will come up with a garden design that works with existing plant material and takes into account your available time to garden.Then we put together a planting plan that works for you. We develop a loose “bubble diagram” and a complete plant list with the quantities and sizes
of plant material, soil requirements, and pruning, feeding and care information.

Our planting plans can be easily followed by every level of gardener; whether you prefer to do it yourself or have a professional install your plants.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 415-388-3754 or email us: design@sloatgardens.com.


Our consultants are all garden professionals with many years experience designing and working with plants that are appropriate for our varied Bay Area dry summer & wet winter microclimates.

Sloat Discount 
As a thank-you for using our design services, you will receive a discount card entitling you to a 10% discount. The discount lasts for one full year from the date of your consultation and applies to virtually every regularly priced item we sell.

A Custom Design Solution to fit your needs

One Hour Garden Solutions Consultation:
In a one hour appointment, we can focus on solutions for specific areas of your garden such as:
• Plant identification and recommendations for care.
• Problem solving for targeted areas.
• Pest and disease identification and suggestions for treatment.
• General plant recommendations.
• Or simple conceptual ideas for garden possibilities.
• The consultation begins when we arrive at your garden.
• Our fees are $125 per hour.

Sloat Design Package: $300 (a $375 value!)
• This package is perfect for smaller spaces! You'll receive a site visit to your home by a designer, combined with an accompanied visit to a Sloat Garden Center location to select plants immediately after the site visit.
• Go home with a sketch showing plant placement and the plants to go with it. This is the fastest way to go from design to implementation.

Custom Design Plan:
For a full garden design, we begin with a one hour consultation. Following this meeting our designers will give an estimate of time to complete a scaled drawing and plant list. This allows us the flexibility to fulfill the needs of our varied clients from San Francisco’s small jewel box gardens to Marin’s larger Oak groves and terraced hillsides.

The consultation begins when we arrive at your garden.
Our fees are $125 per hour.

Please Note: Our garden design department does not service northern Sonoma County or homes south of Daly City. Also: we are not landscape architects

We now service the Danville region.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 415-388-3754 or email: design@sloatgardens.com
Please let us know a good time to reach you. Thank you!



At all Sloat locations, look for Sloat's Custom Creations, designed
by our talented staff and perfect for your front door.

  • Available in a range of prices, colors and styles in Sloat's vibrant pottery.

  • They make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, showers, housewarmings and parties.

  • Have something specific in mind? Pick out pottery and plants and we'll pot it up for you!

  • If you live outside the Bay Area and are looking for the perfect gift for a Bay Area resident, contact us. We can create and deliver a potted container directly to your friends or family!

    Place an order with one of our locations. Phone numbers are listed HERE


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