Avantgarden is a specialized boutique-style nursery and gift shop located in the heart of Downtown Auburn, California. We are family-owned and operated and under new management since 2019.
Featuring a vast selection of succulents, houseplants, air plants and various perennials year round, we pride ourselves in bringing the highest quality plants and selection to our customers.
Stroll through our patio and enjoy gorgeous displays, colorful pottery offerings and whimsical yard art to decorate your space. The Gift Shop is brimming with unique products, jewelry, lotions, soaps and candles.
Our customer service is unparalleled. Our staff is ready to serve you and share in the joy of all things nature inspires. Our promise is to provide you a uniquely joyful experience every visit.
The Avantgarden Team
Avantgarden carries a variety of common houseplants and ones that are harder to find. Houseplants not only add beauty to the environment, but are healthy too!
The Top Health Benefits Of Houseplants
Improving your mood.
Lowering stress and anxiety.
Boosting healing and pain tolerance.
Minimizing the occurrence of headaches by improving air quality.
Easing dry skin and respiratory ailments due to dry air.
Succulents are always in season
Avantgarden is proud of the selection of succulents that we offer. We strive to bring you the most unique plants we can find every week.
2" tiny pots $3.00
4" specialty pots $4.99
6" large specimens $16.00-$25.00
Our succulent bowls and gift giving pots are always on hand
Custom pot ups are done upon request
Wedding and baby shower favors can be special ordered with two weeks notice
Yard Art is a great way to add interest to your yard
Avantgarden carries a wide variety of yard art from around the world.
Whether your style is classic, modern or shabby chic we have yard art to enhance and beautify your garden.
Kinetic wind spinners- creates movement and adds color in your yard
LED and Solar lights in glass. Flowers, Globes, Stakes and more.
Wind chimes- hand tuned chimes in various sizes and colors add a soothing background for any garden
Statuary and Unique Pottery- we have more than ever to choose from, all unique in style
The Gift Shop
Avantgarden's gift shop is full of gift giving items that are sure to delight.
Carruth Studios art work
Bridgewater Candle Co
Vance Kitira Candles
Just to name a few....
US Makers and Local Artists
Avantgarden is always looking for unique handmade goods by local artists and US makers to bring into our shop.
Luminarium Designs- Newcastle, CA
Rita Garcia Mosaics- Rockin, CA
Cooper Farm Co- Loomis, CA
BAC Clayworks, Meadow Vista, CA
Elizabeth Keith Designs, Apex, NC
Soul of the Party Macrame, Los Angeles, CA
Bridgewater Candle Co., Spartanburg, SC
Bath and Body Products
We are now selling locally made Cooper Farm Co luxury botanicals. Organic ingredients, all natural products. Fresh made, small batch, from Loomis, CA.
Windrift Hill Goats Milk products are fully stocked. We have added a new fragrance this year, Citrus Sun. Refreshing, ultra- moisturizing and a clean scent for year-round. Made in Montana.
Now featuring Scout Curated Wears jewelry line!
Modern with a bohemian flare- these pieces are unique and collectible. Many pieces convert from a necklace to a wrap bracelet. Try on Scout jewelry and fall in love!
We also have added Jane Marie Jewelry to our bar this year. This is an affordable brand, where tradition and trend meet in the middle. Natural stones, fresh water pearls and crystal, these pieces are inspiring women of all ages.
Come on in and try on one of these new brands and let us know your feedback!
Imagine your own miniature landscape with fairy garden products from our expanded selection. We have all the supplies to create a unique, one of a kind display to call your own.
Our assortment includes:
Fiddlehead- gnomes, fairies, animals, and shingle houses that are full of whimsy and imagination
Merriment- miniature collection designed by Mary Engelbreit in St. Louis, MO. Colorful and playful minis to enjoy for years to come
Custom-made and pre-made mini landscapes are available.
Avantgarden hosts a number of special workshops through the season. We custom plan all events based on the customer needs. All supplies and instruction included.
2021 Heart Wreath
$55 per person- includes 1hr of instruction, a generous amount of supplies and wreath.
Sessions running 1/20-1/10
Our workshops will be held with modifications this year.
1. Workshops are available for minimum 2 participants up to 4 maximum.
2. Workshops will be held outside at our potting table, weather permitting. Masks required and social distancing requirements in place.
3. $50 deposit required for reservation, refundable with 24 hours notice of cancelation.
Wednesday- Friday either 10am or 3pm only at this time.
Call us and make your reservation today.
Gather around the potting table
Join us at our potting table and have fun with plants!
Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3pm
Find us at the table creating custom orders, planting up pots, or engaging you in a fun DIY project to take home that day.
Avantgarden is on the search for clinicians and artists to partner with us.
We are looking for:
Clinicians- teach private groups a garden-related project
Artists- present your nature-inspired wares at our store
Mobile Vendors- support us during special events with your pop-up business. Strong social media presence required.
Qualified candidates please contact us, or better yet, drop in and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you!
Avantgarden is located at 1085 High Street in Downtown Auburn
You can email us at
Check out our Facebook @avantgarden.auburn
Meet The Team
Owner- Chief Plant Lady
Must Have- Hoya Hindu Rope
Store Manager- aka "Goat Lady"
Must Have- Goats
Sales- Gift Wrapper Extraordinaire
Must Have- Bridgewater Candle in "Azalea Oak"
Must Have- Monstera Deliciosa
This could be you!
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