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 Bremmer Family

Avantgarden is currently open by appointment only

while we continue to practice recommended safety precautions and social distancing regulations

We are able to allow two people at a time in the shop for your own private shopping appointment.  Simply call 530-888-1510 and leave a message with your name and contact information along with your desired date and time to shop.

Appointments are Monday-Friday 10-2pm.

Call Today!

Spring Forward with New Ideas

Look for these ideas on display at Avantgarden for Spring 2020

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

Cool Season Annuals 

Mini Conifers

Patio Color Pot-ups

On the tables now:

Cyclamen- red, white, vibrant pink

Pansy- mixed colors

Dianthus- pink/white

Violas- multi colors

Shiznanthus- multi colors

Select ground-cover

Custom designs are done on the spot

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  $4.50

6"  large specimens $16.00

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

  • Burgon & Ball gardening gifts

  • Corinthian Chimes

  • Windrift Hill Goats Milk products

  • Cavallini Cards and Paper

  • Mix Mercantile Jewelry

  • Carruth Studios art work

  • Bridewater Candle 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

  • Art by Rita Garcia- local artist mosaic stones

  • Rural Roots- Becky Ayers leather stamped pieces

  • Cooper Farm Co- Loomis, CA

  • Raku Potteryworks- artist Jeremy Diller, Mexico

 

Bath and Body Products

We are featuring a new line of Goats Milk products that has been a customer favorite

Windrift Hill 

 

Goat milk is a natural moisturizer that is high in proteins, minerals and vitamins that are easily absorbed into the skin. The number one reason for this is that healthy goats produce healthy milk equals healthy skin and hair. 

#1 Product Seller

Body Butter- available in 5 scents

*Replenish essential skin moisture with super creamy, easily absorbed butters with our goats milk formula.

Jewelry bar

We've curated an assortment of hand-made jewelry that is sure to delight and inspire.  Choose from sterling silver, gold filled, natural gemstone and more. 

 

Featuring these makers:

 

  • Mix Merchantile Bracelets- Sulphur, Oklahoma

  • A Pocket of Posies- Whitehorse, Yukon

  • Larisa Loden-Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Wingstitution- Kingston, Washington

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

1/13-2/7  Valentines Heart Succulent Wreath

3/1- 4/30  Succulent Bowls 2.0 (call for details)

3/1-5/31  Potted Fairy Gardens

4/13-5/8  Mother's Day project (call for details)

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

 

530-888-1510

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 sales.avantgarden@gmail.com

Check out our Facebook @avantgarden.auburn

Instagram @avantgarden_auburn