Specialized Plants- Yard Art- Pottery- Gifts - Jewelry

Winter Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm

Closed Sunday-Monday until March 2020

1085 High St
Auburn, CA 95603
Avantgarden is Hiring for Spring 2020
Part-time Plant Specialist- must have nursery background
Local Artists-  looking to add local products to our store
Clinicians- experience needed for teaching classes
Call the store for more details or send your resume to

Happy New Year!

Valentines Heart Shaped Succulent Wreath Clinics are filling up already!

$45 fee per person

13" heart-shaped succulent wreath and ribbons

Heart Succulent Wreath clinics from from January 13th through February 7th.  Weekdays only.

Dates are filling quickly, so please call soon for your choice of dates/times.

Morning clinics times are from 9-11am

After Hours clinics are from 5:30-8:00pm and are an additional $50 fee for parties.

Minimum 4 participants, maximum 12

Call us today!


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 $2.50

2.5"  premium pots $3.00

4"  specialty pots  $4.00

6"  large specimens $10.00

Our succulent bowls and gift giving pots are always on hand.

Custom pot ups are done upon request

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

  • Mary Lake Thompson

  • Mix Mercantile Jewelry

Just to name a few....

Handmade Items and Local Artists


Avantgarden is always looking for unique handmade goods and local artist work 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

  • Eangee- handmade leaf lamps, fair trade

  • 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

Our terrarium bar

Belly up to the bar and choose one of our house-made terrarium designs or order a custom made design to call your own.

Terrariums are miniature landscapes inside a closed lid jar or an open style vessel.   We have all the supplies needed to create yours.


Our house-made designs are guaranteed for 6 months after purchase.  We will trim and re-fresh your terrarium at no charge.

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.

Clinics and Party Events

Avantgarden hosts a number of special events through the season.  We custom plan all events based on the customer needs.  All supplies are instruction included.

2020 Clinics

1/13-2/7  Valentines Heart Succulent Wreath

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!