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Half Moon Bay Gardens, Farms & Nurseries

Our Guide to Agriculture Tourism in Half Moon Bay provides information on area gardens, organic farms, demonstration farms, greenhouses and more.

Click here to search Santa Cruz (60 miles south) and Monterey (100 miles south).

Half Moon Bay Area Gardens

Filoli Mansion & Gardens ─ (open Feb 10 thru Oct 30)

86 Cañada Road Woodside, California 94062   Phone: (650) 364-8300

Located 8 miles east of Half Moon Bay, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource.

San Francisco Botanical Garden

9th Avenue at Lincoln Way San Francisco, CA 94122

Whether you have ten minutes or a life-time, there's always something new to see and do at the SF Botanical Garden. The Garden is open daily, 365 days a year. Weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends & holidays, 10 am to 5 pm

San Mateo Central Park

101 Ninth Avenue,  San Mateo, CA

The San Mateo Arboretum Society Is A Non-Profit Volunteer Organization that operates the park

San Mateo Japanese Tea Garden

South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401 (650) 522-7440‎

 

Half Moon Bay Farms, Nurseries & Greenhouses

A Repetto Nursery Incorporated

San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-6414 12331

Bongard's Treescape Nursery 

12460 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA  (650) 726-4568

Farmer John's Pumpkins

800 N. Cabrillo Hwy. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (650) 726-4980

Located just off of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay, Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm offers a fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting where everyone is welcome!

Come see the diverse varieties of pumpkins we grow, including a specialty of ours, the Atlantic Giant! We grow over 40 Atlantic Giants and have them available for their personal, fundraising or corporate requests. Visit us and enjoy being outdoors on a working farm, enjoying the sights, smells, and pumpkins.

Flora Farm

340 Purissima St, Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-9223

Go Native Nursery 

333 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach, CA (650) 728-2286

Green Oaks Creek Farm & Retreat

2060 Hwy. 1 Pescadero, CA 94060   (650) 879-1009

Green Oaks Creek Farm & Retreat is an educational, organic Farm & Retreat center

Half Moon Bay Nursery

San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA  (650) 726-5392 11691

Half Moon Bay / San Mateo / Santa Cruz Wineries A directory of local wineries

Harley Farms Goat Dairy

205 North Street, PO Box 173, Pescadero, CA 94060   650-879-0480

Visiting Harley Farms Goat Dairy is a hidden treasure. Mingle with the goats, ogle our edible flower garden, milk a goat, tour the cheese making room and learn how cheese is made.

Hidden Villa

Located in the Los Altos Hills, it's worth the drive to visit this real working farm.  Its mission is to educate, and that it does with its organic gardens and animals.  Children love to get up close and personal with chickens, cows, pigs and much more…

Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo

P.O. Box 508 Pescadero, CA. 94060   (650) 879-0580

Founded as a small, family farm, Jacobs Farm remains committed to organic farming… benefiting people and the environment for generations to come. Over sixty varieties of herbs and edible flowers grace our northern California coastal farmlands.

Pie Ranch

2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero CA 94060  (650) 879-0995

Their mission is to inspire and connect rural and urban people to know the source of their food, and to work together to bring greater health to the food system from seed to table.

Potrero Nuevo Farm

1045 Tunitas Creek Rd. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (650) 726-5700

A working farm is being developed for diversified organic vegetables, fruits, flowers, … Potrero Nuevo Farm  

Richard J Elkus Ranch

Half Moon Bay office, (650) 726-9059 ext 102

The Richard J. Elkus Ranch is an environmental education center providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Greater San Francisco Bay Area youth.  

Silva Wholesale Florist 

1050 Frenchmans Creek Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 650) 726-4325

Tunitas Creek Family Farm

Tunitas Creek Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 759-3126 333

Yerba Buena Nursery

19500 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA 94062  (650) 851-1668

Yerba Buena Nursery offers a special on-site consultation to help you convert your garden into a native plant paradise. We will send our designer to your home where we can properly assess the conditions in your garden and create a design plan unique to your home.
 
 
 
 

What’s on Tap

Events

Half Moon Bay Fall Festivals & Events:

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 8, 2017 11am – 4pm.

Natural Bridges SB in Santa Cruz welcomes the monarchs back.

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off—Oct. 9, 2017

The gathering of titanic pumpkins try to capture the coveted title and share of $30,000 in prize money.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin FestivalOct. 14 & 15, 2017

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired arts and crafts, entertainment, contests, and activities. Admission is free. 

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – Sept. and Oct. 2017

Half Moon Bay, CA – The coast transforms into a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

MORE Half Moon Bay Halloween Celebrations  – October

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with Halloween inspired festivals and events….

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.
  
  

Attractions

Top Fall Attractions:

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – October

The coast transforms to a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

Fall is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino – Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.
  
  

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:
  

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging – especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.