Learn about invasive plants that compromise our habitats [ link ]

Native Plant Society of British Columbia (NPSBC) [ link ]

Native Plant Society of BC Discussion List
To subscribe, email: with subject: subscribe NPSBC-L

The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team [ link ]

Victoria Natural History Society [ link ]

Friends of the Gorge Project [ link ]

Kwantlen University College plant database — includes native plants [ link ]

Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary [ link ]
watch for their native plant sale fundraiser in April each year!

*NEW* Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening [ link ]

Semi-monthly electronic newsletter published by Dr. Adolf Ceska
Archive located at:
To subscribe, email: with subject: subscribe BEN-L

Royal BC Museum [ link ]
photos of native plants

Flora and Fauna Forum [ link ]

Naturescape BC [ link ]

Victoria Horticultural Society [ link ]

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Recommended Reading


The Garry Oak Gardener's Handbook:
Nurturing Native Plant Habitat in Garry Oak Communities

it's a free download!

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest
by Arthur R. Kruckeberg, ISBN: 0295968532

Native Plants in the Coastal Garden: A Guide for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest
by April Pettinger and Brenda Costanzo, ISBN: 1552853314

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples
by Nancy J. Turner, ISBN: 0774805331

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar and Andy McKinnon, ISBN: 1551055309

Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia and Washington
by C. P. Lyons and Bill Merilees, ISBN: 1551050625

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson, ISBN: 0881927457

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants by
Robin Rose, E. C. Chachulski, Diane L. Haase, ISBN: 0870714287

Building Homes and Habitats: A Resource Guide [ PDF | 3MB ]
Partnering Ecologically-Sustainable Landscaping with Social Housing
by Habitat for Humanity and the Wild Garden Party

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Nurseries Selling
Native Plants

Fraser's Thimble Farms
175 Arbutus Road, Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K 1A3
Tel: (250) 537-5788, Fax: (250) 537-5788,
Supplier specializing in BC native, rare and unusual plants.

Natural Resource Native Plant Nursery
2466 Roome Road, Duncan BC V9L 4L2
Tel: (250) 748-0684 Contact: Richard Oud
By appointment, Specializing in field grown and larger sizes, trees and shrubs, perennials

Russell Nursery
1370 Wain Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5V1
Tel: (250) 656-0384   Contact: Bill Awmack
Stocks a variety of native trees, shrubs and plants incl. Garry oaks. Open daily, 9-5 pm (February to Christmas)

Streamside Native Plants
3222 Grant Road, Courtenay, BC
Tel: (250) 338-7509
Retail by appointment. See website for directions. Specializing in the propagation of trees, woody shrubs and perennials from Comox Valley and northern Vancouver Island genetic stock.

Wildside Native Plant Nursery
1770 Corrigal Road, Denman Island, BC V0R 1T0
Tel: (250) 335-1379, Fax: (250) 335-1379
BC native plants: perennials, shrubs & trees grown in containers from collected seeds.

Woodgate Native Plant Services
Box 508, Duncan, BC V9L 3X8
Tel: (250) 748-2558
Supplier of coastal BC plants. Specializing in BC native ferns. Retail by appointment.

Yellowpoint Propagation Ltd.
P.O. Box 669, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A5
Tel: (250) 245-4635, Fax: (250) 245-5935
Supplier of native BC seeds.

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