About Us

view of the nursery from the street
Hunter’s Nursery in Lemon Grove has been family owned and operated since 1919.

Minutes from downtown, Hunter’s Nursery is the oldest continuously family-owned nursery in San Diego. Founder, Howard Hunter, moved to southern California from Seattle after retiring as a fireman/engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Working part-time in a lemon-packing house, Howard decided to open a citrus orchard and nursery in Lemon Grove in 1919.

Over 70 years Betty Hunter remains at the heart and soul of Hunter’s Nursery. Marrying into the family in 1941, she has been involved in all aspects of the business. If you are lucky, you may get a chance to meet this amazing woman.

Today, Hunter’s Nursery continues their tradition of providing quality plants and products for home gardeners and landscape professionals.

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