Just outside the Village of Arroyo Grande lies a quaint little nursery that I love to visit all year round called Cherry Lane. It feels like home — and that is in large part because it is a family-owned and operated business where you can relax and enjoy your shopping experience. All the plants, trees, flowers, pots, garden sculptures & signs are artistically placed throughout the nursery to provide a beautiful feast for your eyes and spark your imagination for creating your very own garden oasis.

Cherry Lane is owned and operated by the Stern Family — and luckily I had the enjoyable experience of talking with Arron Stern to learn more about their business! Arron let me know a small tidbit I did not know: should you be in the delightful little town of Orcutt there is another truly unique nursery called Whispering Tree that his family also owns! Cherry Lane has been in business for 33 years and Whispering Tree for 23 years. Aaron’s brother Joel — a long-time horticulturists— offers a wonderful service where he will visit your home for a nominal fee, take pictures of the space you want to improve and will come up with some fabulous ideas with suggested foliage to recreate that space into something much better.


Many of the staff at Cherry Lane are landscape designers who thoroughly enjoy helping customers with their plant needs — it’s not just a job for them! The past five years of drought have been a challenge with many gardens. Cherry Lane Nursery has a plethora of water-wise plants and grasses to choose from. They can help you create so many different styles of gardens — Mediterranean, Tropical, English, Modern, Eco-Friendly, Desert. Cherry Lane also specializes in larger sized trees with a varied selection. If what you are looking for is not at one of their inspiring nurseries, make sure to ask if they can special order it for you. Not only does the staff there help you inside the nursery but when you are done with your purchases a staff member will carry and load your items! Old-fashioned fantastic customer service!

Cherry Lane Nursery

436 Traffic Way

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


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Aaron mentioned they do a lot of business with second-home owners who want their home to be beautiful year round — from Trilogy, Rice Ranch, Santa Ynez Valley, all over the Five Cities and beyond. Something for everyone at Cherry Lane.

So visit this full-servicecherry-lane-pic-3 nursery at 436 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, Ca. 93420, (805) 489-1809 and tell them Shannon from the Pismo Beach Homes Team sent you. Make sure to like Cherry Lane’s Facebook page at

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