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Peach Leaf Curl

Fall & Winter Hours

Every Day 9:00-5:00

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve - 9:00 to 3:00

Closed Christmas

New Year’s Eve - 9:00 to 3:00

Closed New Year's Day



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 December 2021

Thank you for your support throughout the past year. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Realizing that sources for Christmas Trees may be limited this year, we have brought in some alternatives to help you celebrate and decorate for the holiday season. We offer several sizes of artificial pre-lit trees, garland, wreaths, and strings of lights, as well as a variety of live planted trees in sizes from 1-gallon table-top trees up to 15-gallon specimens ready to be planted in the landscape after the holidays. We also have our traditional Themed Christmas Tree decorations up and on display in the Patio Shop, ready for you to pick your favorites to take home and decorate!

Light 'em up!

To make decorating your tree and house super easy, we have an extensive selection of indoor or outdoor holiday light strands in every color, length, and design you could want!


Bare Root Fruit Trees and Roses arriving soon

Bare Root Fruit Trees are due in early January, the perfect time to plant your future apple, pear, cherry, plum or apricot orchard —plus many more to choose from, including berries and vines of all kinds! Winter planting gives your fruit tree time to get established before new growth starts in the spring, AND it’s a more affordable way to start or add to your fruit tree collection.

We are expecting our delivery of Bare Root Roses at the very end of the month, or possibly the beginning of January. There will be an abundance of bush form floribunda, grandiflora, and hybrid tea roses, as well as several tree (standard) roses. Bonus: they are already winter-pruned AND less expensive than purchasing in the spring! Getting roses established now while dormant will result in a more robust plant once warmer weather starts.


Something for Everyone!

Need some suggestions for the special people on your list? We can help! We have a fabulous selection of Extraordinary Gifts to give to family and friends.

Stocking Stuffers

  • Silver Forest Jewelry

  • Scarves

  • Jewelry Holders and Ring Dishes

  • Takobia Jewelry

  • Men’s & Women’s socks (same local company as Sockshop in downtown Santa Cruz!)

Hostess Gifts

  • Rosy Rings, Root Candles and Timber Pear Candles

  • Decorative Serving Dishes

  • Holiday Doormats and Garden Flags

  • Poinsettia, Cyclamen, or House plant in a Decorative Pot (check out our NEW DIY houseplant re-potting station for gifts ready to give!)

  • Bonny Doon Farm Soaps and Lotions

  • NEW for 2021: Walton Wood Farm Scrubs & Lotions


Cooks and
Foodie Lover Gifts

  • Decorative Flour Sack & Dish Towels

  • Rill Foods Soups

  • Soberdough Bread Mixes

  • Decorative Measuring Spoon Sets

  • Kitchen Gadgets

  • Fresh Herb Plants

  • Canning Jars and equipment

Wildlife & Pet Lovers Gifts

  • Bird Houses

  • Bird Feeders & Seed

  • Bird Baths

  • Butterfly, Lady Bug & Bee Houses

  • Wildflower Seeds

  • Dog and Cat Food

  • Remembrance Stones

  • Animal Holiday Ornaments

  • Wide selection of pet supplies and toys


Weather Watcher Gifts

  • Indoor/Outdoor Thermometers

  • Rain Gauges

  • Woodstock and Majesty Bells Wind Chimes

  • Sloggers Boots and Shoes


Edible Gardener Gifts

  • Seeds and Seed Starting Kits

  • Digging Forks and other Quality Tools

  • Bare Root Berries & Vines

  • Composters

  • Garden Herb and Vegetable Trimmers


Gardener Gifts

  • Pruners

  • Hand Trowels

  • Watering Cans

  • Gloves and Kneeling Pads

  • Christmas Cactus and Blooming Orchids

  • Spring Blooming Bulbs

  • Tool Carrier Bags

  • Electric and Battery-operated Trimmers, Blowers and Weed-whackers

  • …and Bare Root Roses will be arriving in late December, with bare root fruit trees hot on their heels!

Gift Certificates

for those who seemingly have everything!


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December Garden Guide


Now that your Christmas lights are up outside, why not add that same sparkle to your garden through the dark months of winter? Gardens can be illuminated in much the same way we use ambient lighting indoors. The light from the moon, a lamp post, car headlights or other night light sources enhance white flowers and gray or silver foliaged plants. So, choose plants that help light up your winter garden such as white flowering Cyclamen, Violas, Pansies, Primroses, Stock, and Iceland Poppies or foliage plants like Dusty Miller.


Decorate indoors naturally using foliage and berries of shrubs and trees from your garden. Use them in bouquets, around doors, on your holiday table as centerpieces and even on your Christmas tree. Some of the best shrubs for this include Holly and Nandina for berries and foliage, Camellias for foliage and flowers, Maple leaves, and boughs and cones of conifers such as firs and pines.


Add colorful plants to your indoor living spaces. Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Amaryllis and Christmas Cactus are wonderful choices to decorate with and enjoy during the holiday season.


Winterize your irrigation systems —drain water from all hose and drip lines. Disconnect timers, remove batteries, if any, and store them in a dry place.


Check for irrigation needs in areas under overhangs where rainfall does not provide sufficient moisture. Also, be sure to check the rest of the garden if no rain occurs for two weeks or longer. Plants have a better chance of survival in cold or frosty temperatures if the ground is moist.


Have frost blankets and bags available and support stakes available for nights you expect freezes or hard frosts. Citrus and succulents are especially vulnerable. Install stakes so that they remain 6–12 inches higher than your plant to allow air circulation between the foliage and the cover. Be sure to attach the cover to the stakes (wire, clips or zip ties will work) to keep it in place in case of wind.


Sharpen and oil tools and store in a dry place.


Spray fruit trees with Monterey Liqui-Cop (copper fungicide) combined with Summit Spray Oil if you had problems with your fruit trees or roses (peach leaf curl, brown rot, fungal diseases). Together they help to reduce insects and diseases such as Peach Leaf Curl in spring. Spray the plant top to bottom once a month for three consecutive months starting after the leaves drop and ending before buds emerge in the spring. Be sure to check your supply of sprayers and the protective gear needed to apply them. Checkout the Peach Leaf Curl video above.


Use quality pruning tools designed to make your specific job easier (i.e. Corona, Felco, and Fiskar).


Last chance to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as Daffodils and Tulips. Add Gardner & Bloome Fish Bone Meal to your soil to provide the nourishment they need. The sooner you get them in the ground or planted in pots, the better the results will be! Daffodils and Paperwhites are critter-resistant, but deer and gophers will snack on tulips; plant those in containers or gopher baskets and out of reach of deer.


Clean and check houseplants thoroughly to prevent insect infestations, especially if you recently brought them in from outside. Use Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control to protect your plants for up to eight weeks. Your watering routine may change when they are moved into a warm, dry environment, so be sure to monitor regularly.


Our extended mild fall weather meant very little leaf clean-up —until now! We now carry electric tools including corded and cordless weed-whackers, blowers and hedge trimmers: find a great gift and make gardening clean up quicker and easier!


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