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SUMMER RETAIL HOURS (June 1st - August 2nd)

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be closed this Saturday, July 13th.  Our apologies for the short notice. 
Saturday - CLOSED on July 13 (we will be open on July 20 and 27)
Sunday - closed
Monday - closed
Tuesday - by appointment
Wednesday -
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday -
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

SUMMER CLOSURE - August 3rd to August 15th, inclusive.

LATE SUMMER (August 16 - Sept 15) - to be announced
AUTUMN HOURS (Sept 16 - Dec 15) - to be announced

Sales and Contact Information
To request an appointment, place an order, or to obtain a quote, please email or call 250-757-9999.

Gift Certificates
Please email the dollar amount and the recipient's name to us (, and we will send you a colourful PDF for printing or forwarding. 
Payment is either by credit card or via e-transfer (

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

We group our orders headed south, north and west of the nursery. Cost per delivery is based on distance and, for combined orders, is proportional to the amount of space required in our truck and trailer.

When delivering via our truck & trailer is not possible, we can build customized crates and ship the order. This option tends to be cost-prohibitive for smaller orders, given the cost of labour and materials for the crates.  Please call us to discuss. 

Wholesale Pricing
In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of both Streamside Native Plants and those businesses
and organizations that rely upon our wholesale pricing, we have further defined who qualifies as a wholesale customer.  Wholesale pricing continues to be subject to the owner's discretion and typically applies to repeat customers who pre-order larger quantities of plants. Businesses who are first-time buyers will be subject to retail pricing, to which the retail scaled-discount system applies.  For a typical landscaping job, this can equate to a discount of 20% off our retail pricing. Organizations that automatically qualify for wholesale pricing include: stewardship groups and other not-for-profit societies; various levels of government, including First Nations; schools; and environmental consultant-led restoration of private lands. 

Retail Sales
Everyone is welcome to visit and shop at the nursery!
We have a discount structure to make native plants more affordable for all gardeners.


All sales are final.
We encourage applying some 'carpenter's advice' when shopping for plants, "measure twice and cut once" or, in the case of plant shopping - plan, plan, plant!
We're here to help.

Returning used containers
We typically do not accept used containers (pots) back from customers.  In past years, numerous attempts were made to reuse pots; unfortunately, too many were returned in unusable condition.  Recycling facilities will not take pots with soil, so many pots ended up at the landfill.  Please rinse the containers and drop them off at a recycling depot.

Updated: June 4, 2024

Contact information:
Streamside Native Plants
7455 Island Highway West
Bowser, British Columbia
Canada, V0R 1G0
Phone: 250-757-9999

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The nursery is located at 7455 Island Highway West (Highway 19A), Bowser, B.C.  (click here for map)


Photo - J. Jackson  

About the company and owners:

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

Jim Roberts and Cyndi Hampton are a husband and wife team and owners of Streamside Native Plants.  Originally from North Vancouver, they lived in the Victoria area for several years before taking a sabbatical from work to set out on a 14-month RV journey through BC and the Yukon. Back on Vancouver Island and with their adventure boots filled, they were looking forward to finding a small farm near Courtenay and "putting down some roots".

Jim is a biologist (R.P.Bio) with more than 25 years experience, including various regulatory roles and as an environmental consultant. Jim has worked with both Fisheries and Oceans Canada and BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, reviewing development proposals, and supporting fisheries management efforts.  Over the past 15 years, his consulting experience has included a focus on enhancement and restoration works (stream, wetland and riparian) for a wide range of development projects.  Jim led environmental permitting efforts (including fish habitat compensation plans, supporting Fisheries Act authorizations), planting plan development, site preparations and planting, maintenance, and monitoring of revegetation projects throughout coastal British Columbia.

Cyndi worked at the Institute of Resource, Environment, and Sustainability at UBC and Environment Canada, followed by a degree in Geography (Master's-level studies in watershed management and ecology). Most recently, she was employed with environmental and engineering consulting firms where she worked as a project administrator and then as a business development specialist focused on proposal-writing.

Jim and Cyndi are enjoying running Streamside Native Plants, propagating and growing native plants of coastal British Columbia to support revegetation work, landscaping and gardening projects.

The former owner, Richard Wahlgren, is now retired after 21 years managing Streamside Native Plants.

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