Important notice:
This is a picture taken March 21. The snow has finally melted, frogs are croaking and the birds are singing.  Spring is here!
We have some cleaning up to do but we are open for business.

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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
Winter hours:  We will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00 depending on weather conditions.  The nursery will be closed during periods of snow or below freezing temperatures.  As weather condition vary greatly depending where you are on the island please call ahead to make sure someone is here to help you.

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.


Updated February 1 2019 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
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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 18 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.