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Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

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Sun 9:00-5:00



Patio Shop

At Scarborough Gardens Patio Shop we have a broad range of products and prices designed to meet your needs. We have the best selection of styles in patio furniture, umbrellas, outdoor heaters, fireplaces, and other patio furnishings.
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Gift Shop Hidden Treasures Gift Shop

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop is a full-service gift store—that focuses on outdoor and indoor living. We have a wonderful selection of gifts that includes jewelry, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, cards and artwork. Shipping, delivery and complimentary gift-wrapping is also available.
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Welcome to Scarborough Gardens

At Scarborough Gardens you’ll find three complete stores, all in one place! If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Garden Guide for April 2016

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is in the air and with it comes the prep work needed to make your garden grow. From testing soil to fixing irrigation systems, our garden guide can help you have the prettiest garden around. If you need ideas for what to plant or how to make your garden grow, visit us for friendly, reliable assistance. If you are not an outdoor gardener, consider building your own indoor terrarium. We have what you need and will be happy to show you how easy it is. Once your garden is ready for spring, liven it up a bit by showing your team spirit! Our Gift shop now features a large selection of team merchandise! From flags and keyrings to door mats and nightlights we’ve got you covered! Go Team!


Create your Own Mini Garden with a Terrarium


We have in stock a new, fabulous selection of terrariums that are perfect for planting succulents, air plants (Tillandsias), miniature houseplants or fairy gardens. They are available in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes including, globes, pears, apples, teardrops, and more. In addition to the traditional clear glass terrariums, we also added a beautiful soft blue option. Display them in windows or in bright areas of your home. If you are planting hardy selections; you can even hang them from porches or trees in your garden. We have everything you need to create a unique display for yourself or as a gift to others!


Gift Items Show Your Team Spirit

Finally, we have a great category of gifts for sports lovers! We have brought in a variety of products from Team Sports USA. We have all the local teams including SF Giants and 49ers, Oakland A’s and Raiders and for those hockey fans the San Jose Sharks. We have lots options to choose from such as flags, night lights, gargoyles, key ring bottle openers and so much more. If you are searching for wall décor come check out the corrugated metal wall art, it’s a very fun and unique design. We also have coir mats for each team which is a great way to show your team spirit! 

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April Garden Guide


Get your garden beds ready for spring and summer flowers and vegetables:

  1. Select a sunny area that has a minimum of six hours of sun.
  2. Test your soil with a simple soil test kit to find the pH and nutrient levels of your soil.
  3. Pull weeds before they set seed.
  4. Double dig your soil and incorporate Gardner and Bloome Harvest Supreme or Planting Mix and Gardner & Bloome Fertilizers.
  5. Set-up a RainDrip Irrigation System.
  6. Make a shopping list of varieties of the plants (particularly tomatoes) that are known to grow best in your area. Let us give you some ideas!

When temperatures at night are staying consistently at or above 50 degrees, plant warm season flowers and vegetables from seed or from plant starts outside. Corn, beans, radishes, carrots and all other root crops are best sown from seed directly into the ground. It is educational and useful to use a Minimum-Maximum Thermometer at your home to monitor the night-time low temperatures in your own garden verses the weather reports for the general area. You may be surprised to discover that you are in a warm pocket or micro-climate which would allow you to get an earlier start on your summer garden.


Protect roses and tomatoes from diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Rust, Leaf Spots and Blight by using organic Serenade Disease Control (OMRI). For additional tips, print out our Recipe for Success on Rose Care. Use it as a shopping list when visiting the nursery.


Check your irrigation system; especially drip systems, to be sure all the parts are working properly.


For every inch of compost, you save 10% water!!! Apply a 2-3 inch layer of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost around newly planted plants to help conserve water and reduce weeds. Keep mulch 4-6 inches away from the base of plant. One 3 cu.ft. bag covers 18 square feet at 2 inches deep.


Bait for Slugs. Apply non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control. Re-apply at 2 week intervals for a total of three applications to help break their life cycle and to give you better control of these pests throughout the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.


Fertilize shrubs, trees, lawns, groundcover etc., if you have not already done so this spring. Use Gardner & Bloome All Purpose Fertilizers.


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Water Wisely

We want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. For more info go to

1. Spread 1-3 inches of mulch around all plants especially newly planted ones. For each inch of mulch you use, you reduce water usage up to ten percent.

2. Check your soil for moisture BEFORE watering to see if it is really necessary. Established gardens can often go for weeks without needing water depending on your soil type and the weather.

3. When you do water, apply it slowly and for an extended period of time. This will help reduce run off and encourage deep roots.

4. Follow your Water District Rules and Regulations for outdoor water use.

5. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.

6. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.