One of the most grand places in Altadena is the 62-year-old oasis of camelias and azaleas — Nuccio’s Nursery. I’ve traipsed through the aisles, had Jim and others load up my car, pot plants, or even give me a snip of something to see how it looks in my yard. Just love these guys. This Sunday they’re having a special event starting at 9 am — postponed from last week due to weather.  Here are photos I took last weekend between storms…

Nuccio’s Nursery, world-famous growers and hybridizers of azaleas and camellias,  has overlooked the San Gabriel valley from high on Chaney Trail since 1946. This tucked-away treasure is the only remaining commercial grower in a town once renowned for its many nurseries.

Visit for “Breakfast among the camellias”

Warm up with a selection of steeped Camellia sinensis /leaves
(also known as tea), and learn more about Altadena and one of its iconic

Tea, Savories, & Pastries available from 9am

Program begins promptly at 10am

Altadena’s Nurseried Past  — local historian Michele Zack
The Story of Nuccio’s —  nursery co-owner Julius Nuccio
A Journey Through Tea   — special guest author Liz Handy
$10 donation requested for non-members
Memberships sold at the door


Turn up-hill at the flashing yellow light on West Loma Alta –
nursery is on the left, look for the sign. Pretty damn hard to miss!
Please hike, bike, or car-pool if you can, parking is limited.