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Peach Leaf Curl

Fall & Winter Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:00

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00


Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve - 8:00 to 3:00

Closed Christmas

New Year’s Eve - 8:00 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.
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 December 2016

’Tis the Season!

Whether you’re shopping, decorating your garden with holiday lighting or prepping your garden for the winter, we’ve got what you need for a bright and beautiful holiday season. Come on in and say hi—we’re here to help!

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

Thank you for your support throughout the past year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!



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

Stocking Stuffers

  • Noelle Boot Socks
  • Silver Forest Jewelry
  • Infinity and Holiday Themed Scarves
  • Manicure Gift Sets
  • Spa Socks and Fuzzy Footies
  • Jewelry Holders and Ring Dishes
  • Team Sports Ornaments & Decor

Wine and
Cocktail Lover Gifts

  • Festive Wine Bottle Covers (Ugly Sweaters)
  • Decorative Wine Stoppers and Pourers
  • Wine Glass Party Charms
  • Decorative “Gel Wrap” Bottle Coolers or Chiller Bags
  • Cocktail Napkins and Coasters


Cooks and
Foodie Lover Gifts

  • Decorative Flour Sack & Dish Towels
  • Robert Rothschild Dips, Sauces and Preserves
  • Nordic Ware Bakeware
  • Rill Foods Soups
  • Mrs. Meyers Soaps
  • Charles Viancin Silicone Lids
  • Kitchen Gadgets
  • Fresh Herb Plants

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
  • Bonny Doon Farm Soaps and Lotions
  • Springbok Jigsaw Puzzles


Weather Watcher Gifts

  • Indoor/Outdoor Thermometers
  • Rain Gauges
  • Woodstock and Majesty BellsWind Chimes
  • Decorative Umbrellas
  • Sloggers Boots and Shoes

Wildlife & Pet Lovers Gifts

  • Bird Nesting Houses
  • Bird Feeders & Seed
  • Bird Baths
  • Butterfly, Lady Bug & Bee Houses
  • Wildflower Seeds
  • Dog and Cat 3D Bookmarks and Frames
  • Pet Treats Gift Sets
  • Remembrance Stones
  • Animal Holiday Ornaments


New Gardener Gifts

  • Pruners
  • Hand Trowels
  • Watering Cans
  • Gloves and Kneeling Pads
  • Spring Blooming Bulbs
  • Tool Carrier Bags

Kid’s Garden and Outdoor Activities Gifts

  • Luminescent Glow-in-the-Dark Garden Accents
  • Children’s Tools
  • Watering Cans and Gloves
  • Fairy Gardens


Edible Gardener Gifts

  • Seeds and Seed Starting Kits
  • Digging Forks and other Quality Tools
  • Citrus and Blueberry Plants
  • Tubtrugs
  • Composters
  • Garden Herb and Vegetable Trimmers

Gift Certificates

...for those
who seemingly have everything!


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December Garden Guide


Christmas lights 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 for nights you expect freezes.


Sharpen and oil tools and store in a dry place.


Spray fruit trees with Monterey Liqui-Cop (copper fungicide) combined with Summit Spray Oil. Together they help to reduce insects and diseases such as Peach Leaf Curl in spring. Be sure to check your supply of sprayers and the gloves needed to apply them. See 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!


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 8 weeks.


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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. 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. 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 run off and encourage deep roots.
  4. 4. Follow your Water District Rules and Regulations for outdoor water use.
  5. 5. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.
  6. 6. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.