Open 9-5, everyday.


Where it all started

established in 2002

Dan Dufficy founded this company in 2002 out of the back of a pickup truck. The four things he always had were a sharp pair of shears, a shovel, a pickaxe, and a surfboard.

CNL operated as a landscaping-only company for many years, before the nursery on shoreline highway opened in 2010. Since that time, Dan Dufficy, Ian Johnson and the rest of the family have been growing and selling some of the best organic, chemical-free, California native plants in the state. CNL still operates a state-of-the-art installation and design department , that helps local businesses and homeowners enjoy the native gardens and landscapes of their dreams. CNL is also proud to say that specializes in natural habitat restoration.


California Native Landscapes is fortunate to have Ian as our nursery manager and designer. Ian is originally from Virginia where he owned his own landscape business specializing in native plants and sustainable designs. He joined us five years ago and can basically do it all from designing landscapes and installing them, to educating customers about the best natives for their yard and the role they play in the ecosystem. Yeah, we kinda hate him. (Nah, we love him.)

After adventuring to California, Ian and his wife moved onto their next adventure, a baby girl named Piper. On Ian’s off days you will probably find him with Piper on his back on a great hike. He’s teaching her to love the outdoors and nature just as much as he does.

Ian is at the nursery most days so stop by and say hello and get him to tell you about the newest  natives available for the season.