Plant Selection Guide
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Summer and Fall Hours (June 1 - December 14)Sales and Contact Information
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - by appointment only.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - closed
250-757-9999 or toll-free 1-877-570-3138 Please leave a
message if no one is available to take your call.
To request an appointment, place an order, or to obtain a quote, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Orders can be made ready for pick-up if you email or phone with a date and time.
For your convenience, 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.
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 who automatically qualify for wholesale pricing include not-for-profit societies (e.g., streamkeepers and similar conservation groups), various levels of government (including First Nations), and schools.
Everyone is welcome to visit and shop at the nursery!
We have a discount structure to make native plants more affordable for all gardeners.
We typically do not accept used containers (pots) back from customers. In past years, numerous attempts were made to 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.
Photo - J. Jackson
About the company and the new owners:
Plants only sells plants that are native to coastal British
Columbia. Our customers include private
owners, developers, golf courses, landscapers, parks
departments, schools, societies and various levels of
Jim Roberts and Cyndi
Hampton are a husband and wife team and new 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.
owner, Richard Wahlgren, is now retired after 21 years
managing Streamside Native Plants.
Hooking up a sling to take a load of plants over to Gowland-Todd Provincial Park.