Monday-Saturday 10-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

Please wear a mask for your visit

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

 Kyleen, Skylar, Corinn and Diana (Owner)

Check out these HOT Ideas for Summer, now on display at Avantgarden

Color mashups- plant up glazed pots with a mixed variety of  perennials for a confetti of color

Choose one of our many wind spinners and plant it in a pot as your thriller-  add colorful calibrachoa and enjoy your work of art

Find an old relic you can plant in and do it!  Check out our selection of interesting planters that we have potted up to add whimsy to any space

Fairy Gardening 2.0  takes this fun tradition to a new level.  Buy one of our custom designs or belly up to the potting table and create your own

Succulent bowls are our specialty.  We have brought in an assortment of colorful bowls and pots along with an expanded selection of plants to support this category.  One of a kind designs that you will not find anywhere else

Airplants are an easy way to enjoy a green display in your home.  Look for our expanded selection of plants along with new ways to display them.  Dare to find a better selection in this area.

Our patio is brimming with seasonal color right now!

Call us for the latest availability

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

Find your inner yard-artist

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.

Our favorites:

  • Kinetic wind spinners- creates movement and adds color in your yard 

  • Sundials-  hand-cast brass sundials create a graceful addition to any landscape

  • Wind chimes- hand tuned chimes in various sizes and colors add a soothing background for any garden

  • Statuary and Stakes-  add some whimsy in your garden beds or pots with one of our cement or ceramic critters

The Gift Shop

Avantgarden's gift shop is full of gift giving items that are sure to delight.

Our favorites:

  • Rosy Rings Candles

  • Tula Hats

  • Corinthian Chimes

  • Windrift Hill Goats Milk Soap

  • Cavallini Cards and Paper

  • Carruth Studios art work

  • Bridgewater Candle Co

  • Scout Curated Wears

  • Jane Marie Jewelry

  • Cooper Farm Co

Just to name a few....

Handmade Items and Local Artists


Avantgarden is always looking for unique handmade goods by local artists and makers to bring into our shop.


Now featuring:

  • Luminarium Designs- Newcastle, CA

  • Rita Garcia Mosaics- Rockin, CA

  • Cooper Farm Co- Loomis, CA

  • Elizabeth Keith Designs, Apex, NC


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 summertime.

Jewelry bar

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!

Pottery and Planters for Days....

We have curated an assortment of indoor and outdoor pottery this year that we are super proud of. 


Outdoor Glazed Pots

Stone and Cement Pots and Bowls

Terracotta in tons of sizes

Indoor Pots and Cache Pots

Mini pots

Metal Planters and Stands

Whimsical Planters

Miniature gardening

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 clinics through the season.  We custom plan all events based on the customer needs.  All supplies and instruction included.

2020 Clinics

Our workshop program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.  

Call us and make your reservation today. Clinics are scheduled Monday-Friday, no weekends at this time



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

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