Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coastal Gardening?

Coastal garden with numerous plant textures and subtle color.

Gardening on the coast and on the coastal inland can pose challenges for the home gardener with variables of salt spray, wind, climate and soils affecting plant growth and health.  We are fortunate to have in Lincoln County a Master Gardener Program through Oregon State University Extension.  Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions, make recommendations, and provide research based scientific solutions to your gardening questions.   For more information, click on the green action button below:

Oregon State University Extension, Coastal Horticultural Resources

Where Do I Find Plants for My Coastal Garden?

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We are lucky to garden in an area where there are numerous sources for plant materials.  There are many nurseries, plant sales and shows throughout the county with offerings for every taste and budget.  For information on plant sources, click on the green action button below to access nurseries listed by the Oregon Association of Nurseries.  For home gardening needs, proceed to the directory on the bottom of the Home Page for information on: Oregon's Public Gardens, a free Retail Nurseries and Garden Center Guide, etc.  Oregon Association of Nurseries is a non-profit organization.  


Continue your search by attending our Seal Rock Garden Club  meetings, other garden club gatherings and socializing with fellow gardeners and nursery staff while shopping for plants.  Remember: our Flower Show and Plant Sale is on June 15.  You'll find garden tested and successfully grown plants for your coastal garden here. 


The photo above is Darlingtonia californica (Cobra Lily), or cobra plant, a species of carnivorous plant.  As a pitcher plant it is the sole member of the genus Darlingtonia in the family Sarraceniaceae.   A bountiful display of Darlingtonia californica can be found near Florence, OR at the Darlingtonia State Natural Site,  the only Oregon State Park dedicated to the protection of a single plant species.  Concurrently, the plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the system.  For more information, visit www.oregonstateparks.org. 



Oregon Association of Nurseries

Can I Rent the Clubhouse for an Event?

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Our lovely clubhouse is available year round for rentals. The clubhouse has many features to accommodate large group and family celebrations, such as birthdays, weddings,  receptions, showers, etc.  Our meeting room measures 20' x 60' with a maximum capacity of 71 persons.  The large kitchen is equipped with a range, refrigerator and microwave as well as cooking utensils, pot and pans, platters and coffee urns.  There are two restrooms; one is handicapped accessible.  A wheelchair accessible entry is  through the kitchen;  designated handicapped parking spaces are located in the front and rear of the clubhouse. 


Fees:  $30 minimum fee covering a 2-hour rental;  $20 for each additional hour for a $100 maximum for a full day rental (sunrise to sunset).  There is a $100 damage and cleaning deposit required from all renters.   For availability and additional rental policies, contact our Building Trustees at sealrockgardenclub@gmail.com or fill out the form on the "Contact Us" page and send it to us by clicking on the button.  Thanks!