Menzies' Natives Nursery
P.O. Box 9, 10805 N. Old Stage Road, Weed, CA 96094
Phone (530) 938-4858 Fax (530) 938-4858




Native plants







Landscaping Job/Bid Policy
Task Description Rate Conditions
Initial consulting
with Robert Menzies
$75/on site
(approx 2.3 hrs.)
Payable at completion of on-site consultation.
Drawing/Plans $85/hour Paid upon delivery of drawings
Blueprints $85/hour Paid upon delivery
On Site - Foreman/Supervisor $45/hour Based on a 8 hour day with 1/2 hour lunch and 1/2 hour total breaks
On Site - Laborer $35/hour Laborer
On Site Botanical $75/hour
Not to exceed $1600 for write-up unless otherwise noted or discussed.

Impeccably credentialed horticulturist, Robert Menzies is the grandson of Robert H. Menzies, nephew of Arthur Menzies (of Strybing Arboretum fame),
and a distant relative of Archibald Menzies (pioneer plant explorer). With an educational background as varied as: a BA from the University of Pacific; Studies in Viticulture at the University of California, Davis; Shamanistic Ethnobotony at Harvard; Ethnobotony/Nitra Humas Exchange at the Puson University in Korea; Universidad de San Antonio de Cusco in Peru and some business courses during his military stint at the University of Pennsylvania.

 After traveling the world studying ethno-botany, sustainable agricultural commodities exchange and psycho-pharmodynamics, he decided to start a native nursery to put to practical use all the knowledge he had acquired. He started his first nursery in Mill Valley, California in 1970 and founded, along with others, several well known herbal companies.

Over the years, the nursery has had many homes, finally settling in 1980 on a beautiful 5 acre piece of land in Weed, California partially nestled in a grove of large, old growth conifers, with a creek and spring-fed pond. A remote Menzies' ranch is used to grow native conifers, dogwoods, madrones, and many other native plants.

Menzies' love of native plants and affinity for Siskiyou County and the Northwest Pacific, has given him a unique position in the nursery industry. Called upon to speak to various horticultural groups, landscape professionals and other interested parties, he imparts his vast knowledge with wit, humor and a unique intensity.

Robert's personal vision is to align his plantings and his created habitats with the ebb and flow of Mother Nature. This commitment toward this goal is one of the things that makes Menzies' Natives Nursery such a unique place. 

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