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Enjoy the Beauty at Yerba Buena Nursery

August 24th, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

The Yerba Buena Nursery, located at Pastorino Farms, is a wonderful place to see in Half Moon Bay if you are at all interested in agriculture, or perhaps have yourself a green thumb! Home to the largest collection of native California plants in the area, it is quite the spectacle. You’ll be hard pressed to find a great wealth of knowledge on the natural history of this region of California amongst even park rangers in the area.

Pastorino Farms is likewise a lovely place to visit, rounding out your trip to Yerba Buena Nursery nicely, especially if you are visiting during one of their special events!

California Native Plants at Yerba Buena Nursery

If you live in California and are a visiting the Half Moon Bay area briefly, don’t hesitate to head to the Yerba Buena Nursery to get some ideas for your yard and gardens at home. We guarantee you’ll learn some new things and certainly find inspiration for whatever ongoing projects you have. You can come and learn how to make your garden more like its natural landscape with native plants. Yerba Buena Nursery is also known for their beautiful designs and has taken the lead in their alternative lawn plans. If you’re looking for something stylish, this is absolutely the place to find it!

Pastorino Farms

Home to the Yerba Buena Nursery, Pastorino Farms is more than just a retail nursery for plants, cut flowers, and gifts, they are also an education center, a host of great events, and a wonderful place to go for some good old fashion fun! October is an especially fun time to visit as Pastorinos transforms into a pumpkin farm just in time for the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay.

More than just a pumpkin patch, you can also enjoy games, activities like hay and pony rides, crafts, and food! Another great thing about visiting in October are the educational tours offered. These one-hour docent-led tours will teach you how pumpkins, flowers, and other vegetables are grown. These tours run three times daily throughout the month, giving you even more reason to swing by Yerba Buena Gardens on your upcoming visit to Half Moon Bay. It is the perfect place to celebrate both Halloween and the harvest season!

If you happen to be here during the holiday season, Pastorino Farms is a great place to get decorating ideas or to get some of that holiday shopping done. With great gifts and seasonal plants, you’ll love their holiday cheer!


The harvest season is an ideal time to visit Half Moon Bay, not only for the Pumpkin Festival but also for all the other fruits of the land you can enjoy! There are bound to be countless fresh fruits and vegetables served at every restaurant, the grapes are being harvested, and the temperatures are incredibly perfect! Fall on the coast is known to be one of the sunniest seasons as well, so you can get plenty of beach time and hiking in!

For more ideas of things to do when in the area, check out this free Half Moon Bay vacation guide!