Civano Nursery

Address
5301 S Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
Last Updated: July 4, 2014
Hours
Sunday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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About Civano Nursery

Civano Nursery carries a large variety of plants for our unique climate, pottery from around the world in various styles, colors and sizes. Wind chimes that sparkles and herbs and vegetables for your kitchen garden. Fruit trees and shade trees, and flowers for butterflies and bees.

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Tags: flowers, planters, potters, pottery, landscaping, native plants, cactus, cacti, mini golf, animal petting zoo, bulk soil, garden design, plant design, horticulture, garden accessories, plant delivery

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April 02, 2014 3:00 pm

Recipe for Civano’s Quick & Easy Eggplant

This is a great side dish that even my seven year old daughter loves.

April 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Recipe for Civano’s Mums Mint Potatoes and Peas

Thanks to my Mum, eating this dish brings back fond memories. Picking the peas from our vege…

April 04, 2014 3:00 pm

How to get your children involved in the garden

Civano Nursery can help you get the best family experience out of your garden!

April 05, 2014 3:00 pm

About Us

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Civano Nursery has been open since 1999 and we have gone through a lot of changes over the years. Running a business can be a challenge, but it has been one that we have enjoyed every step of the way. Now gone from single, to married, to driving kids in a minivan! Life has taught me the importance of having a place that you can shop at that has a little something for everyone. That’s why we have a play area for the little ones, a putting green for the older ones and an abundance of plants for the avid gardener. If you don’t feel like digging a hole no problem we can design it, deliver it and plant it for you.

The majority of the plants found at our garden center have been grown by my younger brother Nick at our 70 acre Sahuarita farm. He really has a passion for plants and it shows in the quality and variety of plants that he chooses for each season. He has propagated some great new trees for smaller spaces, the Leslie Roy Mesquite (named after Dad), The Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow (named after Nick’s wife) and The Doris D Willow Acacia (named after Mom).

How did we get here? Well it all started with our Dad Les Shipley, who taught us the value of a hard day of work and the joy of growing plants. At a very young age my brothers and I could be found running through the greenhouses or potting up plants. We’ve just always been exposed to agriculture and the joy of growing plants. Now it’s our turn to pass it down to our children and teach them what our father taught us. That’s why we strive to provide a family atmosphere that enlightens, inspires, and ultimately guides you to a successful garden.

We truly love what we do and our garden professionals are as passionate as we are about gardening. If you want to learn more about gardening in our climate come down to the store and let us show you how.

- Chris Shipley


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Premium Plants and Garden Accessories
Civano Nursery carries a large variety of plants for our unique climate, pottery from around the world in various styles, colors and sizes. Wind chimes that sparkles and herbs and vegetables for your kitchen garden. Fruit trees and shade trees, and flowers for butterflies and bees.

Design and Planting Service
At Civano Nursery let our garden professionals design, select plants and organize your garden planting. Design service is free with any planting.

Custom Container Planting
Bring in/or have us up pick up your tired potted arrangement and let us bring it back to life for you. Many of our customers avail of this service and have their pots replanted seasonally.

Bulk Soil
Planning a vegetable garden or large flower bed pick up or have us deliver our custom soil mix.

Children’s Play
A large sand filled played area, an oversized chalk board, a fort and slides will keep your little ones entertained. We have been privileged over the years to watch the next generation grow as they go from sandbox to full on gardener.

Delivery Service
Civano Nursery can deliver your purchase right to your garden, big or small we deliver it all. Delivery charge is based on zip code.

Horticultural Service
From plant identification, problem solving and garden landscape design, our on staff horticulturist are here to share their knowledge for a successful garden.

Gift Cards
The ultimate gift for any gardener, the Civano Nursery gift card is available in any increment and can be mailed directly to your special someone.

Pet the Animals
At Civano Nursery we have goats, rabbits, fish, turtles, and chickens. If you’re lucky you may get to take home a farm fresh egg or feed the goats.

Mini Golf
We have two mini putting greens to park your golfer while you shop.

School Tours
We offer garden tours and educational programs from kindergarten up.


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Adding a new tree to your property can transform your entire home. Better yet, properly placed in your yard can shade your home for years to come, saving you hundreds on your heating and cooling bills. It’s like adding a new family member you can grow with.

Civano Nursery has one of the region’s largest selection of Sonoran and desert adapted. We have trained garden professional to assist with our new additions to your garden.


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Civano Nursery Offers & Events

Become a Garden Club Member for exclusive savings!

Do you want to save with Civano Nursery? Signing up is easy!

Just visit our website by clicking the button below and fill out the form for exclusive coupons and deals!

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Recipe for Civano’s Quick & Easy Eggplant

This is a great side dish that even my seven year old daughter loves.

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Ingredients:

One large eggplant

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce

Parmesan cheese

Method:

Cut the eggplant in slices about ½ inch thick

Placed on a cookie sheet

Spread a generous amount of pasta sauce on each one

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Bake at 365 for approx. 10 minutes

For the gardener out there just remember that eggplant is very easy to grow in our climate and a very versatile vegetable. This is great served with a steak and a little side salad.

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Recipe for Civano’s Mums Mint Potatoes and Peas

Thanks to my Mum, eating this dish brings back fond memories. Picking the peas from our vegetable garden and being sent back out to get more because I had eaten most of them on the trip back to the kitchen. Served along side with a roasted chicken, so good.

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Ingredients:

24 new or fingerling potatoes

3 cups of sugar snap peas

2 tbsp shredded fresh mint

2 tbsp butter

¼ tsp each salt and pepper

Method:

In a steamer basket, cover and steam potatoes for 10 minutes.

Add peas; cover and steam until potatoes are tender and peas are tender crisp, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to a serving bowl, add mint, butter, salt and pepper toss to coat.

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How to get your children involved in the garden

Civano Nursery can help you get the best family experience out of your garden!

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When you plant your garden, try to make a space where your child is free to experiment and grow things. From an early age, children can be involved in the cycle of the year, from planting seeds indoors or in a cold frame in the early spring and transplanting the seedlings to the garden when the danger of frost is past, to tending the garden and watching the fruits and vegetables grow, all the way to harvest. For young children, there is something marvelous about going out to the garden and bringing in a basket of lettuce, scallions and tomatoes that they helped to grow — getting children to eat vegetables is rarely a problem when they have grown, picked and washed them themselves.

Don’t forget to include fragrant herbs in your garden. The aroma of fresh basil, fennel and sage should be part of your child’s memories of childhood. The fact that they can be picked and eaten, add color, scent and flavor to your food, is yet another benefit.

If you don’t have a family garden, consider window boxes or create a container garden. With the right soil, watering and a sunny location, you can raise an amazing amount of produce in a small space — strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, beans and herbs are all easy and convenient to grow. One of the greatest advantages of container gardening is that it puts the garden at a perfect level for small children.

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