Grow Native and Edible Plants

We grow and sell a variety of trees, shrubs and plants that are ideal for naturescaping, edible landscaping, and ecological restoration projects. Our plants originate predominately from local Galiano Island stock and are suitable for the unique climate of the Gulf Islands. Read on to find out how you can purchase plants and access consultation services for your project.


To order plants, please check the inventory below.

Please request orders by phone (250-539-2424) or email ( in advance – except for our Spring Plant Sale on May 15th.  Orders can then be picked up in person at the Nursery Annex, which is located in the fenced area behind the Program Centre, near the entrance to Porlier Pass Road (10825 Porlier Pass Rd.). Our regular office hours are 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Please note that the quantity of available stock for each species will vary throughout the year and may be limited. Contact us with your desired order and we will promptly let you know whether we can fill it in whole or in part.

Visiting the Nursery

Our Nursery Annex is located at the Program Centre and is open on weekdays between 10am and 4pm, and on weekends by appointment.  Feel free to drop in to browse our plant selection, and then alert GCA staff working the Program Centre when you’re ready to checkout.  If you’d like a staff member to answer questions about the plants and assist you in your selection, please contact us ahead of time.

COVID 19 Update – For the time being please order in advance for on-site pickup, by phone (250-539-2424) or email (

For a tour of the Propagation Nursery, contact us to set up an appointment.

Our Propagation Nursery at the GCA Food Forest

Saturday Market

Come find us at the Galiano Saturday Market, where we sell plants, wildcrafted tea, and food from our forest gardens.  

Consultation Services

We offer consultation for ecological restoration projects and naturescaping.  A consultation could include a site visit, choosing suitable native plants for the site conditions and recommendation for best planting locations. We may also be able to offer planning and design for more complex ecological restoration projects. 

We offer a free 1-hr site visit to all Galiano landowners 

For consultation services, please contact Adam Huggins at 250-539-2424 or email

Nodding Onion blooming in the GCA Propagation Nursery


Planning to build a road, build a shed, or clear an area? Contact us first, and let us salvage the native plants from the area before they are slated for demolition. All plants will be transferred to the nursery, transplanted and used for one of our many projects.

For salvage, please contact Adam Huggins at 250-539-2424 or email


We host drop-in volunteer sessions in the nursery and food forest every Thursday from 10am – 2pm.  Learn about propagating plants from cuttings, divisions, seed, layering, and more!  For more information, go to  

Volunteers attempting to divide a Sword Fern rhizome


For more information, to place an order, or to book an appointment at the nursery please contact Cedana Bourne at 250-539-2424 or email