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About Us

Extensive Collection of Specimen Material

Field Grown Trees and Screening Material

Largest collection of Japanese Maples in the Bay Area

Extreme Sourcery

Horticultural Professionals

Delivery throughout the Bay Area


Ed Grossi Owner

Ed Grossi Owner

Eddie and family have been in Marin and Sonoma Counties for a few generations, farming the home ranch and tending to his 50 acre parcel which includes the nursery and pinot noir vineyards. Possessing an encyclopedic memory, mechanical aptitude, and friendly nature, Eddie enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Sweet Lane was built from scratch, beginning in the year 2000; for brokering, growing, and delivering plants for projects throughout the Bay Area. He is currently assigned to special projects geared toward whatever is at the top of the list, meaning, he is fixing whatever just broke, or is working on yet another creative endeavor.

Joe Hadley General Manager

Joe Hadley General Manager

Joe is a landscape architect and business manager with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. He loves a challenge and in addition to managing the business and operations, has been working on expanding the nursery’s specimen grade inventory, improving quality, and developing new sources for material. Several times a year he visits the growers’ fields to hand-select trees for our clients. With experience ranging across many disciplines, he has worked with Eddie to enhance the facilities, designing and installing a 50kWh solar array to power the nursery, expanding production capabilities, and developing strategies for improving our ability to deliver the goods. Our most recent qualitative addition is installation of a planting media production facility, designed to custom blend high quality planting soil for in-house production.

Jim Dreer Sales Associate

Jim Dreer Sales Associate

A 35 year veteran of the nursery and landscaping industry, Jim is a California Certified Nursery Professional. His experience in retail and wholesale nurseries extends from the north to the south end of the bay area. Jim knows plants like nobody’s business. His ability to recall the most granular plant data is remarkable, whether it be character, growth habit, culture, or something arcane and very interesting. Jim also knows our growers’ strengths and is adept at tapping the best source for each plant. To top it off, his effervescent and upbeat attitude is a joy to engage.

Trish Tracy Sales Associate

Trish Tracy Sales Associate

Trish joined Sweet Lane Nursery in early 2017, bringing new ideas and fresh energy to the team. With a degree in environmental horticulture with a focus on landscape design from Santa Rosa Junior College, Trish brings a depth of knowledge to bear in helping our clients realize their projects. An experienced and precise multi-tasker, Trish gets it done, with a smile!

Cesar Diaz Production Foreman

Cesar Diaz Production Foreman

Cesar is a Production Foreman, with 14 years of continuous engagement with Sweet Lane Nursery. Cesar brings a sunny disposition and many seasons of valued experience to bear as he cares for our various specimens in production. As you may know, a nursery is basically a farm, with hundreds of different kinds of tasks to accomplish throughout the year. Cesar’s carries them out with dispatch, truly a jack-of-all-trades. With a very green thumb and mad forklift skills, Cesar makes it happen!


What types of plant material do you sell?

We offer trees, shrubs, espaliers, and screening plants, including ornamental and fruiting varieties, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, Japanese maples, ornamental and shade trees, boxwood, large screening hedges, etc, etc, etc! Sizes range from #5 pots to 96" boxes.

Can anyone buy plants from Sweet Lane?

We provide plants to landscape professionals only. If the majority of your annual work is horticulturally or landscape related, you are welcome to source material from Sweet Lane. We are not open to the general public. Homeowners are welcome to tour the nursery when accompanied by their contractor, designer or architect.

Can Sweet Lane source all the plant material for my job?

Yes we can! Send us your list and we would be happy to prepare a quote. Our deep knowledge of which growers provide the best plant materials allows us to gather from a variety of sources, supplying your project with the overall best quality possible.

Does Sweet Lane contract-grow for future projects?

Yes, we do. Contact us to discuss your needs and schedule, and we would be happy to prepare a proposal.

May a customer pre-select plants, and, how long will you hold plant material?

We welcome customers who wish to purchase and reserve material for their projects. In the absence of a contract grow agreement, we are happy to hold material for up to 30 days for pre-paid material. Cancellations may be subject to a re-stocking fee. Holds for periods of time longer than 30 days are subject to a 5% monthly maintenance fee. Please know, some material is not conducive to being held for long periods.

How long is Ball and Burlap material available?

B&B trees and shrubs are typically available from November through May, depending upon the weather. Boxwood is often available year-round in B&B.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa / MasterCard / American Express). Although not required, customers may apply for an account.