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Where to buy native plants in Ontario 2017

Native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses create important habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife that will make your garden a vibrant haven for years to come. To find native plants for your garden, visit these nurseries and garden centres in southwestern Ontario:

Evergreen Garden Market (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto), open 7 days a week, see website for hours.

Fiesta Gardens (200 Christie St., Toronto), open 7 days a week, see website for hours.

Grand Moraine Growers (7369 12th Line, RR2 Alma), open Monday to Saturday (9 am – 5 pm by appointment), beginning May 1 through to October.

Grow Wild Native Plant Nursery (3784 Highway 7, Omemee), call for hours.

Native Plant Source (1120 Wurster Place, Breslau), open Saturdays (9 am – 5 pm), April 29 through to May 27. Learn more.

Native Plants in Claremont (4965 Westney Road, Pickering / Claremont), open 9 am – 4 pm April 29-June 30.

Nith River Native Plants (4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg), by appointment.

Not So Hollow Farm (838369 4th Line East, Mulmur), open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm.

Wildflower Farm (10195 Hwy 12 West, R.R.#2, Coldwater), online sales only.

Wild Things Plant Farm (RR#3 Clifford, #9688 Baseline Road, Minto, ON), open 7 days a week from May-September.

Are there other nurseries that you would like to see on this list? Let us know! Email hello@milkweedjournal.com.

Native plant & tree sales

Native plants sales are another great way to find the perfect plants, shrubs and trees for your garden. Here’s a list of plant sales in spring 2017:

Burlington

Royal Botanical Gardens’s Spring Plant Sale takes place Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 680 Plains Road W. in Burlington, ON.

Cambridge

The Grand River Conservation Authority’s annual tree sale is May 12, 2017, from 8 a.m.-noon at 400 Clyde Road in Cambridge, Ont. Trees range from eight- to 12-inch seedlings to two- or three-foot potted trees to five- to seven-foot saplings of many species. Native wildflower mix and wildflower plugs are also available.

Guelph

Native plants can be found at the Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners Annual Spring Plant Sale, Saturday May 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exhibition Arena, 68 Division Street, in Guelph. This event is in partnership with The Guelph Enabling Garden, The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society and the City of Guelph, which is offering rain barrels for sale.

Brock Road Nursery is holding a Canada 150 Celebration & Native Plant Sale June 10 & 11, 2017. The nursery is located at 1858 Gordon St. in Guelph, Ont.

Muskoka area

The Muskoka Conservancy is accepting orders for its native plant sale until Monday, May 1, with pick up Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9 a.m.-noon in Bracebridge and Huntsville.

Oakville

The Oakvillegreen Conservation Association is selling native trees, shrubs, milkweed and pollinator garden kits by pre-order online until April 30 for pick up in Oakville on May 13th.

Toronto area

The North American Native Plant Society will be offering native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns, vines, grasses and sedges at three sales:

  • Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham ON
    date- Saturday May 13, 2017, noon to 3 pm
  • Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Ave. (at Woodbine), Toronto ON
    date- Saturday May 20, 2017, 11 am to 4 pm
  • Christie Pits, 750 Bloor St. W, Toronto ON
    date- Sunday May 28, 2017, noon to 4 pm

The Toronto Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale offers a selection of native plants, including uncommon species ad high impact native plants from St. Williams Nursery and Ecology Centre, plus gardening advice from the Toronto Master Gardeners:
Friday, May 12, 10 am-8 pm.
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14, 10 am-5 p.m
777 Lawrence Avenue E., Toronto, ON

St. Williams

The St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre Spring Sale is Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9 am – 3 pm at the nursery: 885 Highway 24 W, St. Williams, Ont.