We are open for plant sales.

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic we ask that visitors to the nursery wear a mask or face shield.  Also, please remember to socially distance 2m away from nursery staff.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

Spring is perfect time to plant restoration projects as well as home gardens.

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Retail Sales

Streamside Native Plants specializes in the propagation and growing of a wide variety of trees, woody shrubs and perennials native to coastal British Columbia.

Open hours
We are open Monday to Friday from 0830 till 1630.  Closed for lunch from 1200 to 1300. 
Important notice regarding the 2020-2021 winter season:
We will be closed for the winter from December 4th to February 28th.  Regular business hours will resume on March 1st.  Have a wonderful winter!

Call 250-757-9999 or toll-free 1-877-570-3138 or email to place an order.  Please leave a message if no one is at the nursery.

Customer pick up
Orders can be made ready for pick up if you email or phone with a date and time.

For your convenience all orders are shipped freight prepaid and charged.  The freight amount will be added to the invoice.  Most orders will be shipped using Ace Courier.  They offer overnight service to most points on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.  Larger orders will be shipped by truck or by 4x4 pickup and trailer.

Wholesale Pricing
The wholesale pricing applies to landscapers, developers, golf courses, parks departments, various levels of governments, schools, and societies.

Retail Sales
The general public are welcome to visit the nursery. It is advisable to phone first to make sure we will be on site.
Garden club members will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.


Returning used containers
We will no longer accept used containers (pots) back from customers.  We tried to reuse pots multiple times but unfortunately too many were returned in unusable condition.  Recycling facilities will not take pots with soil so the pots ended up at the dump.  Please rinse the containers and drop them off at a recycling depot.

Updated December 6 2020 Contact information:
Streamside Native Plants
Division of Viking Marine/Outdoors Ltd
7455 Island Highway West
Bowser, British Columbia
Canada, V0R 1G0
Phone: 250-757-9999
Toll Free: 877-570-3138
E-mail: Richard@streamsidenativeplants.com
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The nursery is located at 7455 Island Highway West (Highway 19A) Bowser  B.C.  (click here for map)

During the year our business hours vary with the season and weather conditions.

Photo - J. Jackson  

About the company:

Streamside Native Plants only sells plants that are native to coastal British Columbia.  Our customers include private home owners, developers, golf courses, landscapers, parks departments, schools, societies and various levels of governments.

Richard Wahlgren is the owner/manager of Streamside Native Plants.  He received a BSc. (Agriculture) from the University of British Columbia in 1979. During the summer of 2000 the Malaspina University-College Fisheries Field Technician Certificate program was successfully completed.  Over the last 19 years Richard has gained lots of hands on experience working with native plants.  This has proved valuable in writing successful planting prescriptions, propagating and selling healthy plants, and planting re-vegetation projects all over Vancouver Island.

Richard hooking up a sling to take a load of plants over to Gowland-Todd Provincial Park.