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Patio Shop

At Scarborough Gardens Patio Shop we have a broad range of products and prices designed to meet your needs. We have the best selection of styles in patio furniture, umbrellas, outdoor heaters, fireplaces, and other patio furnishings.
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Gift Shop Hidden Treasures Gift Shop

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop is a full-service gift store—that focuses on outdoor and indoor living. We have a wonderful selection of gifts that includes jewelry, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, cards and artwork. Shipping, delivery and complimentary gift-wrapping is also available.
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Welcome to Scarborough Gardens

At Scarborough Gardens you’ll find three complete stores, all in one place! If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Garden Guide for July 2019

“People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.” 
~Ray Davies


Sunday, July 21 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Scarborough Gardens
33 El Pueblo Road, Scotts Valley 

Always wanted to start a collection of stepping stones in your garden that are both useful and decorative? Join us at the Garden Center for a hands-on workshop with Andrea Yanowitz, who has been creating custom-designed stepping stones for gardens throughout the San Lorenzo Valley for over 15 years. We will supply the base stone, the mastic (glue) and the decorative glass “stones,” you provide the design! There will be finished stones on hand to look at for inspiration, including several created with broken china in a mosaic style, as well as guidance to complete the finished grouting process at home.

$25 materials fee.

Please RSVP by email or call 831-438-4106
by July 19, 2019


Color, Color, Color!

Dahlias, Rudbeckia and Echinacea

The perfect flowering perennials for those hot summer days! Showy dahlias come in a rainbow of colors, some are short and “fluffy” and others are very tall and stately with big beautiful flower heads. Protect all types of dahlias from slugs, snails, and earwigs (we recommend Sluggo Plus). Gophers and deer also enjoy snacking on dahlias, so be sure to plant in containers or use gopher baskets in the ground, and spray repellent or plant in a deer-free area. Deadhead and fertilize regularly to keep the flowers coming.

Rudbeckia come in many shades of golden yellow, and some have interesting red, maroon or brown markings on the petals. If dead-headed and protected from snails, rudbeckia will bloom continuously into the fall.

Echinacea (Coneflower) attracts butterflies and bees, and comes in a wide variety of colors including white, yellow, several shades of orange and coral and a range of pinks and magenta. Full sun, low water and deer-resistant … the perfect summer flower!


Water Features

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! However, some of us may have a harder time getting our garden oasis set-up due to loud traffic, barking dogs or neighbors in close proximity. These distractions may be preventing you from enjoying a calm and relaxing summer. Now is the time to install a water feature to help mask the outside noise! Go big with a pond, waterfall, and surrounding plantings, or go simpler with a bird bath or fountain. Not only will the falling water help mask unwanted noise to provide a sense of tranquility, it’ll draw birds, bees and other wildlife to your yard. Stop by and let us show you our wide selection of pond materials, fountains in all shapes, sizes and designs, and even simple birdbaths to attract some feathered friends to your yard.


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July Garden Guide


Now is the time to prune fruit trees. This will help keep the trees at a manageable height, increase the sunlight to the interior portion of the tree which helps improve the sugar content of the developing fruit, and it will reduce the trees’ need for excess water. It is also important this time of the year to thin fruit. This will help increase the size and quality of the fruit left on the tree and reduce the chances of limbs breaking due to the excess weight.


Mulchwith 2 inches or more of organic compost or bark mulch to help reduce the need to water and to help reduce weeds.


Spruce up your garden by planting color spots in prominent focal areas. The use of large pots filled with fresh flowers or succulents designed to look like living bouquets is a fabulous way to brighten the garden. Flowering perennials, annuals and succulents are available in money-saving 6 packs, 4 inch pots or one gallon pots.


Stake and feed your tomatoes and other container-raised vegetables with Gardner & Bloome Liquid Organic All Purpose Fertilizer. This fertilizer is a combination of Fish and Kelp and can be used as both a foliar spray or to feed the soil. Tomato Cages can be used to support not only tomatoes but also cucumbers, beans, and squash. A variety of fun colors is available to spruce up your vegetable garden.


Watch for plant diseases and treat as needed. Tomatoes and roses are particularly subject to leaf blights, powdery mildew, and other fungal diseases. We offer a selection of fungicides for use in organic gardens, to help control or suppress many common plant diseases. Unsure about what may be causing your plant’s damage? Bring in a fresh cutting in a plastic bag or take a close-up picture of the damage on your phone. Let our experienced staff help identify the problem and find a solution!

Water Saving Tips

Because warm summer weather has arrived, we want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few vital water conserving tips. These suggestions will help you be successful in your yard every year, wet or dry! For more info, visit

  1. 1. Spread 1-3 inches of mulch around all plants especially newly planted ones. For each inch of mulch, you reduce water usage up to 10%.

  2. 2. Check your soil for moisture BEFORE watering to see if it is really necessary. Established gardens can often go for weeks without needing water depending on your soil type and the weather.

  3. 3. When you do water, apply it slowly and for an extended period of time. This will help reduce runoff and encourage deep roots.

  4. 4. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.

  5. 5. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.

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