Retail Location
2931 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85716
(behind Jen’s Organic Home & Baby)
(520) 909-3619

Regular hours begin in July
Please consult events page for soft opening dates in June.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8am-4pm
Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 8am-4pm



We are a locally-owned, family business.

Native plant nerd and horticulturist Peter Gierlach (Petey Mesquitey) began Spadefoot Nursery in 1996 after moving from Tucson to the Apacheria in Cochise County. For the past few years his plants have mostly been available at the Bisbee Farmers’ Market.

In 2018 he began to work with his daughter Katy Gierlach, and son-in-law Jared McKinley to sell plants in Tucson. Today they all collaborate to make native plants (as well as heirloom garden vegetables and herbs) available in southern Arizona. During 2018, Katy and Jared will be selling plants in Tucson at pop-up sales around town Check our calendar for scheduled sales.


Spadefoot’s mission is more than just selling plants. Spadefoot aims to help you create a safe space in your own corner of the world for the wild to exist; whether you live in the desert, foothills, or in an urban area. We also provide heirloom vegetables and herbs. 



founder and grower.
Petey is the manager of the Chihuahuan office (in Cochise County) mostly responsible for propagation, though he can sometimes be found at the Bisbee Farmers' Market

selling plants.


petey mesquitey


business manager and marketing. Daughter of Peter, Katy handles all aspects of business and sales at the Sonoran office

(Tucson, Arizona).


katy gierlach


grower and marketing. Son-in-law of Peter, Jared is responsible for propagation and sales in the Sonoran office (Tucson, Arizona).

Jared Mckinley