Founded in 1974 by Joe and Julie Walker, Obra Verde Growers is located in the lush foothills of northern San Diego County, California. Obra, a Spanish word with a triple meaning, is defined as work, product and virtue. Verde is also a Spanish word meaning green.
Obra Verde Growers began with a few varieties of waxflower that were being commercially grown in the area. Sensing the need for a propagator of waxflower and other interesting cultivars, Obra Verde seized the opportunity and began to dig its niche. Over the last 30 years, Obra Verde has expanded its operation to over 100 varieties of mostly Australian, New Zealand and South African species.