The specimen palms you want in the quantities you need

Our Experienced Staff

What makes our trees so special? In large part it is the people we work with! Our tireless staff has over 100 years of combined experience working with palm trees, and as a result, we have gained a loyal following of clients who appreciate how we care for and nurture our trees. Through decades of experience we have determined the best species of tropical plants to grow in our coastal communities.

Jack Stevenson

FOunder & PResident

A legend in his own time, Jack Stevenson is responsible for the introduction of many new species of palm trees into commercial cultivation. He established Sea Crest Nursery in 1976 after he purchased 17 acres of oceanfront property in Santa Barbara. He propagated unusual palms in greenhouses around Claremont, CA and grew those trees to full size at Sea Crest Nursery.

Cristi Walden
Vice President of sales and marketing

Cristi is Jack's daughter and an accomplished business woman. Like her father, she decided to leave behind her previous business and grow something incredible.

Inventory Manager

Israel has worked with Sea Crest Nursery for 25 years, leading his crew in taking immaculate care of the expansive 17 acres of inventory. Clients know and love him for his positive attitude and can-do spirit.

Read more about our history and team

What are people saying about us?

"The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has enjoyed a very positive relationship with Sea Crest Nursery. When we have called upon their nursery to provide stock for our parks and gardens, the staff has been knowledgeable and friendly. Their inventory is one of the best in Southern California.”

Hayden Sohm - Director of L.A. Dept. of Parks & Rec.

Sea Crest Nursery is a very special place and one of those rare horticultural gems. Growing with affection and respect, Sea Crest properly nurtures their plants to maturity. If you're lucky, Jack will help you hand-select just the right palm to showcase as a work of art in a courtyard or to hold its own with the architectural setting of your project. I will envy you!

Debra Prinzing - Outdoor Garden Designer

"Jack and Cristi are incredibly helpful with organizing the selection process. The palms look great and most importantly, our client are happy with the outcome. We look forward to working with Sea Crest Nursery on future projects."

Rocco Campanozzi - Mission Landscape

"When I met Jack Stevenson and toured his gorgeous nursery I decided then and there that someday I would be like him. He was a legend then and an even bigger legend now. Cristi Walden is helping her dad and doing a fantastic job of it.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to do business with Seacrest Nurseries and I look forward to this relationship far into the future.”

Gary Gragg - Golden Gate Palms Nursery Owner

"In less than five months, an area of my property that been overgrown with ivy and weeds has become a lush, luxuriant garden, created by the beautiful palms and other exotic plants from Sea Crest. Now I always look forward to an opportunity to show off my beautiful new garden. Thanks Cristi! I'll be back!"

Dr. Richard Ross - Las Jacarandas Estate

"Remember the movie The Princess Bride? ... Inconceivable!"

Art Luna -  Art Luna Studio

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