How does your garden grow?

Pruning Wisteria
to encourage flowers

Spring & Summer Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat 8:00-5:00
Sun 9:00-5:00

Mother's Day is May 10th
Memorial Day is May 25th


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. Visit the Patio Shop.


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. Visit the Gift Shop.

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 May 2015

The Joy of Simple Pleasures

Everyone is aware of the lack of water available, as we continue with drought conditions in our area. It’s important that we all look at ways that we can conserve this very precious resource. However, conserving water does not mean you cannot enjoy a garden. Read on below so you can learn how to garden “water wisely” and simply enjoy your garden. Speaking of enjoyment, perhaps this is the year for upgrading your patio furniture or adding a lovely sounding windchime. We have an amazing line of Telescope Casual Furniture and Woodstock Percussion Windchimes just for you. Come on by to see what’s in stock.

Pull Up a Chair and Relax with
Telescope Casual Furniture

Telescope Casual Furniture

Creators of some of the finest Patio Furniture available, Telescope Casual Furniture have designed their pieces so that they endure the outdoor elements for years. You have a choice of two types of frames: the first is made from high quality, powder-coated aluminum or select the extremely durable Marine Grade Polymer (MGP). MGP is a new resin product that is used on boats and other products where environmental conditions are severe. It will not crack. It can be used under cover or left out in the open without any concern. And because of its zero porosity, it will not stain, making it easy to clean!

We stock several choices of frame styles and fabric options that are sure to blend with any garden or patio décor. We also have tables of varying sizes and shapes in-stock, allowing you to mix and match them with any number of chairs to fit your personal space and needs. We also stock chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, loveseats, coffee tables, end tables and fire pits.

This family-owned and operated company has been manufacturing their product in the USA since 1903. They stand behind their product and their work force, and take pride in producing a top notch product for you!

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Our Patio Show Room is filled with great choices for you to take home! Special orders are also gladly accepted.

We offer delivery service Monday through Thursday.

Played by the Wind

Woodstock Percussion ChimesWindchimes are musical instruments that are played by the wind” says Woodstock Chimes founder & owner Garry Kvistad, who is also a professional musician. “When you’re purchasing a windchime, you should close your eyes and listen to it. If you have an immediate, positive reaction to the sound, it’s an ideal windchime for you.

We love this line because it is appreciated by all ages and is a great gift for every occasion. Their designs and tones are inspired from places all over the world like the Celtic Chime and the Mars Chime which is “out of this world.” Each one is precision tuned to musical scales that are beautifully harmonious! We stock a fabulous selection in various sizes, tones and price ranges. In addition to the traditional chimes, we also carry Gongs and Sun Catchers. Woodstock Percussion Chimes started over 30 years ago and continue to be manufactured in the USA.

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Water Wisely

We want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. For more info go to

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

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

4. Follow your Water District Rules and Regulations for outdoor water use.

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

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

Even if you are planting less, there is always something to do in the garden…especially if it’s just simply enjoying it! To help you achieve that, you may wish to upgrade your patio furniture, or replace an old umbrella or add a fire pit so you can extend your time outdoors after sundown. We can help you get your summertime fun off to a great start!

Garden Checklist for May


Choose Water-Saving Plants - The increased availability of succulents and cactus can add color and beauty to any garden. Use them in colorful pots to create eye-catching accents, particularly around patios and entryways where you can view them close-up. Children are also fascinated by the tremendous array of textures and colors of this diverse group of plants. There are many California Natives, South African and Australian plants that can be utilized in low water landscapes and containers that will make your garden lovely.


Monitor Insects - If you find sticky substances on your foliage, it is usually a sign of aphids, scale or whitefly. Another sign of these insects is sooty black mold that grows on the sticky substance on the leaf’s surface. Use Monterey All Natural Mite and Insect Control which is safe and registered for organic growers (NOP) to control these pests.


Mulch - By applying a two inch layer of Gardner and Bloome Organic Soil Building Compost on top of your soil, you can save water, reduce weeds, and have a source of humus for planting and managing soil health while also vitalizing your veggies, flowers and the entire garden!


Check Irrigation - Tune up your irrigation system. Replace leaky valves, clogged drip lines and drippers, and broken or cracked sprinkler heads. We stock a full line of drip irrigation supplies to help you get the job done.


Prune - It is time to prune all your spring flowering plants after they have finished blooming. These include Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Weigela, Lilac, Spirea and Camellias. Wait to prune your wisteria until late July or August. See the video on this at the top of the page.


Lawn Care - To reduce water needs of existing lawns the following practices can help.

  1. Aerate your lawn if the soil has become compacted. This allows water to more efficiently permeate into the soil versus running off the surface.

  2. Top dress with about a 1/4 inch of Gardner and Bloome Organic Soil Building Compost.

  3. To keep your lawn healthy and green without adding lots of new growth (which requires more water), fertilize with a slow release product like Gardner and Bloome Organic Lawn Fertilizer and repeat in eight weeks.

  4. Adjust your mower blade to mow at two to two and a half inch height to help keep your lawn’s roots moist and cool.

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