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outside shot of the silverbell nursery shop


About the nursery

Founded in 1959, Silverbell Nursery has been serving Tucson for 60 years, making it the second-oldest plant nursery in the city. Since the beginning, Silverbell Nursery has been family-owned and operated, and has been committed to supporting other small businesses in the region. As such, all of the plants you will see have been sourced from local growers whenever possible.

the owners

About the owners

In the Summer of 2021, The Rivera family purchased Silverbell Nursery from the Stryker family. Driven by his passion for plants and landscape design, Frank Stryker had managed the nursery for several decades. After his retirement, the nursery needed a passionate new owner to continue the legacy he has worked hard to maintain. The Rivera family has come onboard and will continue to promote our vision for the nursery. They have many new ideas coming down the pipeline so be sure to visit us and say hello!

tucson roots

Tucson Roots

Inspired by her own vision for the nursery,

Blaire Stryker was the driving force behind the nursery’s recent revitalization. She envisioned not only a plant nursery, but also a community space to gather around for various family-friendly and professional events. The nursery is forever grateful for her hard work and dedication during her time at Silverbell.

We are working to expand the nursery's offerings and create a charming, desert oasis in west Tucson. As the business grows, we want to ensure that it never loses its “mom and pop” feel, and that it continues to stay true to its values: providing quality products while supporting the small business community.