Phil Van Soelen & Mary Killian’s Home Garden

Step into the enchanting home garden of a renowned horticulturalist. Phil Van Soelen, former owner of California Flora Nursery, and his wife Mary Killian bring the natural splendor of California habitats home.

Explore the garden

Use your mouse or touchscreen to explore Phil and Mary’s home garden. Discover the native plants that grow here and the stories behind the garden by clicking on the buttons.

Where in California?

Phil and Mary’s garden is nestled under the canopies of oaks and redwoods in the northern California town of Sebastopol. The California Flora Nursery, an incredible resource of native plants founded by Phil, is right nearby in Fulton.

What grows here?

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Over 100 nurseries (including California Flora Nursery!) across California have partnered with Bloom! California to offer select native plants. Find one near you!