Links

The web is wide and worldly, full of sites that are mostly, not of any interest to anyone. Here is a sampling of some of the better ones we’ve found. If you have a web page you’d like to see on our links page please write us an email so we can share it with the rest of our friends.


Great Plant Picks
A non-profit educational program that identifies and promotes reliable and easy-care plants for the Pacific Northwest. Upwards of 40 horticultural experts from B.C., Washington and Oregon evaluate and regularly meet to discuss a wide range of plants and their performance in this region.

The Butchart Gardens
A few minutes down the street from our nursery are the world famous Butchart Gardens. If you find yourself in Victoria the Butchart Gardens is an absolute must for botanists and families, and what you can do if you happen to have an old quarry in your backyard.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
On thesouthwest corner of West Saanich Road and Benvenuto Avenue you can meander along the pathways or take a free guided tour of the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. A family treat and a photographer’s paradise.
Just three hundred meters from our nursery.

The Finnerty Gardens at The University of Victoria
A gem in the middle of a very busy campus - people drive passed the gardens without knowing what's there.
The gardens have to evolve with nature, especially deer and rabbits, so they give you an excellent idea of which plants can survive on their own in this harsh environment, and there's never a dull moment! The UVic Plant Sale, on the first weekend (Sunday) of May every year, has been established to raise money for the continual upkeep and development of the gardens.

The Horticultural Centre of the Pacific
Victoria's Glendale Gardens and Woodland at The Horticultural Centre of the Pacific - well worth a visit, especially Doris Page's Winter Garden.

Government House
The gardens at Government House are free and exciting. We are currently donating roses towards the renovated Sunken Rose Garden.

Hatley Park Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a must to visit in early June when all the roses are in boom. When the Rose Garden was being renovated a few years ago we donated many modern shrubs, especially David Austin's Roses, to see how they would do in our particular climate here in Victoria.

Abkhazi Gardens
This is such a special place in Victoria - a little Paradise with a little bit of romance! We have been working with Abkhazi Gardens and donating plants for the garden. Check out this site too:- http://www.victorialodging.com/abkhazi/

Emily Carr House
We have been working with Emily Carr House and donating many shrubs and perennials for them to try out in the lovely Victorian Garden.

Peninsular Rose Club
This is our local Rose club and well worth joining If you live near Victoria

The Victoria Horticultural Society
This is the gardening club in Victoria, which has been around since 1921.

Sidney & Peninsula Garden Club
And if you live on the Saanich Peninsula and are keen on gardening, this club is well worth joining.
For other clubs around BC check this site:- http://www.gardenwise.bc.ca/gardenwise/gardenclubs.lasso

Victoria Rhododendron Society

And if you consider yourself a 'Rhodo Expert' or are interested in the wonderful Rhododendron family then this club is definitely for you.

Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society

For those of you who wish to study, photograph, draw and grow alpine plants, bog dwellers and woodlanders, whether native or exotic, this is an interesting club to join. The Society encourage the propagation and distribution of plants.

I Can Garden
ICanGarden.com began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners. Since its origin, ICanGarden has grown to include information on over 400 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 3500 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 800 links, over 750 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.

ICanadian Rose Society
A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to furthering the study of Roses and to promoting their cultivation throughout Canada.

The American Rose Society
Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is an educational organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses.

Help Me Find that Rose
Looking for a rose, these next two sites will help

Every Rose
Lots of information on both these sites.