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Spring Hours:

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Open Monday through Sunday In June. We will be closed July 1st and Mondays in July.




Welcome to Fraser's Thimble Farms website. We are open and busy as usual so come and explore our three acre woodland nursery. We have a great selection of plants including over 400 varieties of native plants and will be continuously potting up new native plants and rarities from our propagation bench ( loads of new introductions). We are unable to do any shipping in the Spring or Summer. We will update the website as we can for those who want to place an order for fall shipping( The website is not up to date and only lists 20% of what we have in the nursery when it is). Not all plants listed on our website will be available for shipping and we will indicate those that are with their prices. Unpriced items or items marked NA will not be shipped. We will start accepting those orders August 1st. We have been very fortunate to be busier every year and have been especially busy over the last four years. We are open year round to the public and must restrict what we can ship to keep sane. Staffing is always a problem and we will continue to attempt to find and hire full time staff, but we will be making further changes to reflect the staffing level we have. We have as many plants as ever but our stock is continually changing and we have very little ability to keep track of our inventory on a regular basis or to know what may be available beyond a very short window of time. Essentially, not all plants listed on our website are available at all times and we always have a huge selection of plants and a huge inventory that is not listed on the website.

We will pull orders for pick up(we need at least several days notice) and will hold plants for a maximum of 5 days for pick up at the nursery.

Shipping will start around the beginning of September and continue until about the middle of December, with a break from the middle of October to the third week in November.




We have a great selection of perennials , trees , shrubs, groundcovers, fruit, flowering and nut trees year round as well as the plants listed on our site, so come visit the nursery.

Welcome to Fraser's Thimble Farms website. We are a Destination Nursery that specialises in rare, unusual and native plants. A few of our specialties include North American native plants; Hardy Orchids, especially Cypripediums (Lady Slippers), and Hardy Ferns. We are no longer shipping in the spring, we will only be doing limited shipping in the fall and early winter, so please come visit. Please browse our website It gives a sampling of what is at the Nursery. We have in stock at anyone time 10000 plus varities of plants, so much so we don't have a complete handle on what we do have.

We have updated some of the webpages but Covid, the Hot weather, increased demand and the lack of labour has caught up with us. The web pages up now withe the exception of the bulb list are for reference only. Pricing and availability may have changed. We have a very large inventory and encourage all that can to visit the Nursery. We will be shipping bulbs orders this fall as well as some plant orders. Email you plants list in to verifiy what is available and we will do our best to let you know. We are very busy serving customers, maintaining the nursery and producing new product to keep the nursery full. The quietest time in the nursery is early in the day, so if you want to be alone in the nursery, come then. Please wear a mask, read and follow the instructions and stay 6 feet apart from others and our staff at all times.



Our pages are often long so please scroll down to view the complete listing. Our nursery is located on SaltSpring Island, the largest of B.C's Gulf Islands. We have over 3 acres of nursery stock including many plants not listed on the website. We are open to the public and our hours are at the bottom of this page. We look forward to helping you create a beautiful garden full of treasures from around the world.






Thank you, Richard and Nancy Fraser


Native and North American Native (N.A. Native) plants are indicated as such. Native means plants that are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest; which for our purposes is defined as Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. In most cases; however, the plants are native to British Columbia. Plant height (Ht.) or occasionally flower height (Fl.Ht.) is given next in our descriptions, followed by hardiness zone (Z). Most of coastal B.C. is zone 8; the Gulf Islands and most of Victoria are zone 9. To determine what zone you are in, refer to the table on page 2 and remember that the temperatures listed are the twenty year, annual low temperature range in Celsius or Fahrenheit. They are not the absolute low for the zone.

      As all plants are container grown, we state pot size along with plant prices to give an indication of the size of the plant, which will vary depending on species. Pot sizes are standard nursery pots; 1gal = 1gallon pot etc. Prices listed are F.O.B. our farm. Shipping and mail order information is at the back of the catalogue.

Hours of Operation:

Spring Hours starting 7 days a week Monday- through Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm.

We are unable to accept phone orders
Voice 250-537-5788

Credit Cards Accepted

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