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Streamside Native Plants specializes in the propagation of trees, woody shrubs and perennials from Vancouver Island genetic stock. For many species, geographical variability is an important factor to consider for both plant survival under local conditions and the maintenance of populations naturally adapted to our region.

Although primarily grown for restoration projects, we also propagate a large selection of native shade and sun loving lilies, ground covers, ferns, shrubs, and other specimens to meet your naturescaping requirements.

We have experience in designing planting projects taking advantage of the best habitat qualities each native species has to offer. For specialized projects we can also custom propagate plants to meet your requirements.


Open hours
We are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30. If you cannot visit the nursery during open hours please phone and we can arrange to  accommodate your schedule.

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.  Small 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 pickup and trailer.  Difficult to access locations will be served by a 4x4.

Shipments to the USA will only be made on orders greater than $1000.  A fee for a phytosanitary certificate plus any other associated costs will be added to the invoice.  Payment must be made at the time of shipment.

Wholesale Pricing
The wholesale pricing applies to landscapers, developers, golf courses, parks departments, various levels of governments, schools, and streamkeeper societies.

Retail Sales
The general public are welcome to visit the nursery. It is advisable to phone 250-757-9999 first to make sure we will be on site.
    New - Garden club members will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.


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Updated March 1 2015 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

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. Phone the message centre at 250-757-9999 for hours of operation.

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, parks departments, and various levels of governments.

Richard Wahlgren is the owner/manger 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 15 year 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 in areas all over Vancouver Island.

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