Voted Best Nursery in Pasadena!

We are honored to have been voted Best Nursery in Pasadena Weekly’s annual feature “Best of Pasadena!” This is meaningful to us here at Bellefontaine Nursery, because we have always taken great pride in offering you the best plant material and the best service in Pasadena. As you can see here, we are an old school, family nursery, and have been since our grandparents, Kuniyoshi and Sayo Uchida, founded Bellefontaine Nursery at its present location in 1939. We know they would be proud that the family tradition continues. Your votes of confidence mean everything to us and we humbly thank you.


Alan Gives Summer Squash Gardening Tips in The Quarterly

Alan shares his summer squash secrets courtesy of the good folks at The Quarterly magazine! Find a copy and clip Alan’s wise and valuable information, or read the article online here starting on page 38. As a courtesy, you may also download the article in PDF form here.

David Austin® Roses


After fifty years of intensive breeding, David Austin's English Roses combine the forms and fragrances of old roses with the repeat-flowering of modern roses. They are very easy to grow, healthy and reliable. English Roses may be grown as magnificent, shapely shrubs or trained as short climbers. Our collection contains a rose for almost every garden situation. Email us, come by, or call for our current availability. See our gallery!

David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH

David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH

With great sadness we note the passing of David Austin. Please visit to learn more about rosarian David Austin’s life and legacy.

Please Note:
Our 2019 rose list includes Weeks roses.

Bellefontaine Nursery...

Providing quality personal service and exceptional plant material at reasonable prices, that's us. Fittingly, we operate in ways that are "as green as possible”... it's our heritage. We offer a tremendous selection of plants, pots and containers to accent your yard, porch or patio. Fill your planters with our wide selection of organic amendments specifically formulated to help you get the most from your yard. For the urban farmer we offer a wide variety of herbs and vegetables, both seeds and live plants; also fruit trees, perennials and shrubs to attract beneficial and beautiful creatures like honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Our selection of native and drought tolerant plants continues to grow, as more California-friendly flora becomes available to us each season! We proudly carry on our tradition of offering bare root roses, bulbs, and gorgeous, locally grown camellias. Bellefontaine’s long-standing relationships with local growers allow us to place special orders for our customers at no extra charge. Stop by for a visit; we receive new plants weekly and you will more than likely learn something from our knowledgeable staff. And finally, don't overlook our gift shop which features unusual gifts for the garden as well as seasonal goodies.  

Reimagining the California Lawn:

Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs

From Carol Bornstein, Horticultural Consultant, Garden Design, and Garden Author; David Fross, Founder and President/Native Sons Wholesale Nursery; and Bart O'Brien, Director/Horticulture and Curator of the Living Collection at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont. (Read more.)

Bellefontaine Nursery has books on hand for purchase.