All wholesale and retail nurseries in Santa Barbara County must be licensed through the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Wholesale nurseries are inspected by our department every year to make sure the plants they sell meet the basic standard of cleanliness: no dead or dying plants, no exotic pests or diseases, and evidence that common pests are under control. Retail nurseries are not inspected annually, but are held to the same standards. 

California Department of Food & Agriculture Directory of Licensed Nurseries

Application for License to Sell Nursery Stock

California Department of Food & Agriculture Nursery Services Program