OUR TEAM MEMBERS

310-376-0567

open 9 - 5 daily

manhattan beach, california

 

WELCOME to Deep Roots Garden Center
The South Bay's premier destination for native plants and water-wise gardening

We pride ourselves on our customer service. Our team members have over 110 years' combined experience in gardening and all things horticultural. If you have a question we have an answer.....

Our team members:

Jon Bell - Owner. Jon has been working at the 207 N. Sepulveda location since it was Bob's Nursery in the 1990s when he was a sophomore at Mira Costa High School. He has now achieved his dream of being the owner of his own nursery at this location. The name he has chosen: "Deep Roots Garden Center" signifies Jon's attachment to the location and his commitment to the gardeners of Manhattan Beach and the South Bay. Jon has an eye for design and is a true plant aficionado. He is an engaging speaker and many people know him as the person who gives fun and entertaining weekend classes. Jon has designed and installed some of the best interior plantscapes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Jon’s goal is to make your experience with plants successful, rewarding and affordable.
Christine - Co-Owner, CFO. Christine is Jon's mother and co-owner of Deep Roots. She is a psychologist by profession but assists in the nursery on busy days.

Brandon - Landscape Designer. Brandon was born and raised in southern California. He studied at Cal Poly and is a California Certified Nurseryman. Brandon has worked in the horticulture business for over ten years and has been a landscape designer for 8 years. His interests include writing, gardens, longboarding, Greek tragedy and film.

Jeff - Nursery Associate. Born and raised in the South Bay, Jeff studied Horticulture and Nursery Production at Mira Costa College in San Diego County. For five years he was the manager at Laura's Garden, a production nursery specializing in California natives and drought tolerant color in Valley Center, CA. His interests include gardening, FISHING, music and the Arts.

Heather - Flower Shop Associate, Merchandising and Wedding Specialist. Heather was born and raised in Manhattan Beach. She is an alumna of Mira Costa High School and USC and also attended Otis Art Institute. She is an award-winning artist. Her awards include the "Paint the Pier" competition and the Neptunian Women's Club Award. Heather was the Wedding Specialist at Williams Sonoma for 5 years and now brings her expertise to Deep Roots Floral Design Studio.

Barbara - Part-Time Nursery Associate, Web Site, Graphics and Marketing Assistant. Barbara is a graduate of the University of the Arts, London. She is by profession a photographer but being from England, gardening is in her blood and is her passion. She is a lifelong gardener with 40 years experience of growing flowers, fruit and vegetables. The last twenty eight years have been spent developing her English style garden here in the South Bay. She brings years of local gardening knowledge and experience to Deep Roots' customers. She designed, built and maintains our web site, keeps our subscriber list, creates our monthly newsletter, and has supplied most of the photographs on these pages. When she is not working at Deep Roots Barbara takes photographs which she licenses to Getty Images and organizes and leads photographic tours to Europe.

Josh - Landscape installations, nursery associate. Josh was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Chesapeake Beach,MD. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts. Josh is a man of many skills and has worked in boat building, carpentry, graphic design, and landscaping. For several years he worked in a propagation facility/nursery/greenhouse on the East Coast and has also tried his hand at farming, growing veggies and herbs.
Josh came to California on August 1, 2012 following the epic hurricane on the outer banks of North Carolina. At Deep Roots Josh specializes in landscape installations but also works in the nursery when required.In his spare time Josh likes salt water fishing and surfing.
Ramona - Nursery and Florist Assistant. Ramona has been here since the days of Bob's Nursery. She is an expert in flower processing and it is because of her careful work that "Deep Roots" flowers last so long. Ramona also prices the new deliveries of plants and hard goods in the nursery and keeps the buildings clean and tidy. Even though you will hardly ever see Ramona, she is a crucial part of our team providing valuable back up to all departments.
Amy - Part-Time Nursery Associate . Amy is a resident of Torrance where she was born and raised. Studied Horticulture at UCLA and has extensive experience in landscape design. She inherits her love of gardening and plants from her family. She is the mother of a little boy and she is currently a full time student nurse.
Tori - Part-Time Nursery Associate . Born in Maryland, Tori grew up climbing oak trees and playing in the woods. She developed a love of nature that has evolved into an interest in plants. She spent her summers working on local produce farms and part of her family in Minnesota grows food for CSA produce boxes. She moved to Redondo Beach in 2008 where she started a small community garden with a few neighbors. She is currently studying Environmental Horticulture at El Camino College. Her interests include Yoga, climbing, hiking and cooking.
Israel - Nursery Assistant, Floral Delivery. Born in Mexico City, Israel grew up on a farm growing corn and other vegetables. When he finished high school at 17 Israel came to California, where he studied English at Redondo High School. He has worked for other garden centers and now has his own business cleaning swimming pools as well as working at Deep Roots. Outside of work, Israel is a resident of Gardena and "enjoys life". He enjoys music, is an expert on the Beatles and holds a large collection of Beatles records. He is working on perfecting his Adobe video and Photoshop skills.
DEEP ROOTS GARDEN CENTER & FLORAL DESIGN, 201-207 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Garden Center: 310-376-0567. Flower Shop & Floral Design Studio: 310-379-3634
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