Local Nurseries

Here is a list of some great places to source plants in the North and South Peace.  If I’ve overlooked anyone it’s certainly not intentional. To add to this list simply fire off an email to me or mention it in a comment below.

Dawson Creek:

Dawson Creek Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday from May to the Thanksgiving weekend from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the bright orange building on 8th Street!  Contact Dawn Parslow at 250-759-4454 for more info

Greenehouse in Farmington – A great source for some unique and extraordinary plants.  Contact Linda Greene for hours and directions or visit her at the Farmer’s Market.  250-843-7244

Hillside Garden Company – Dawson Creek’s oldest nursery offers up a large assortment of bedding plants,  perennials, shrubs and trees.  Also has beautiful giftware and garden decor.  The resident cat is a delightful bonus to the shopping experience.  Open year round.  1194 210 Rd Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4E8  (250) 782-3971

Parslow Greenhouse – Dawn and Gordon Parslow have been providing Dawson Creek area residents with dependable quality bedding plants and produce for over two decades.  Head north on 17th towards Rolla.  250-759-4454 or check them out at the Dawson Creek Farmer’s Market.

Rhubarb to Roses – Doris and Dale Brocke.  Specializes in trees and shrubs and – of course – rhubarb and roses.  Located at mile 2 of the old Hart Highway.  Features an on site tea room with lots of delicious rhubarb based desserts.  Open May – October.  250-782-2269

Fort St. John

Dunvegan Gardens – 11283 271 Rd Fort St. John, BC V1J 6L5
(250) 785-1131  Massive greenhouse facility north of the city on your left.  The greenhouses come into view about a quarter of a mile before you turn off to your left heading north from the Alaska Highway.  Oodles of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and gorgeous gifts and garden ornaments.

Fort St John Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm from May to December in the Curling Rink. Contact Elizabeth Calder at 250-785-3664 for more information.

Walker Greenhouses – Open April to October and located on km 4 of the Hudson Hope Highway travelling from Fort St John towards Hudson’s Hope. Friendly service, healthy plants and very reasonable prices.   250-785-4565

Grande Prairie

Dunvegan Gardens – Huge selection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bedding plants in season. They also have an amazing selection of containers, water features, garden statues etc. as well as giftware such as china, ornaments, jewellery and even clothes and shoes! Famous for their decked out Christmas trees that start going up in October. On site chickens provide fresh eggs. Hwy 40 S Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4B6  (780) 532-8280

6 thoughts on “Local Nurseries

  1. Just found your site this winter. Very lovely. Is there any plans for a garden tour in 2013? Any idea of the date?

    • Thanks Andrea! The tours run every summer. Generally the Fort St John Garden tour is on a Sunday in the middle of July, The Dawson Creek Garden Tour is on the last Sunday of July and The Progress Garden Tour is on a weekday during the last week of July. I will post the actual dates, times and other information as soon as I find out.

      Warmest regards, Shannon

  2. Pingback: 10 of 10 Gardens on the 2013 Dawson Creek Garden Tour! :) – Peace Country Gardens

  3. Pingback: 10 of 10 Gardens on the 2013 Dawson Creek Garden Tour! :) - Peace Country Gardens

  4. Hi I wanted to get in touch with you, because I believe that your former home has now become my inspiration. We are just next the Kennels. I am currently a teacher in FSJ and now doing the daily commute from Bessbourgh for the remainder of the school year. If you would like to get in touch I would love some gardening pointers and maybe you can come by and get some cuttings for your gardening restart.

    • Sorry things have been so busy that I just saw this comment now. It does sound like my former home/garden is now yours! I would love to help out in any way I can…plant identification etc. It would be great just to see some pictures of the gardens now. I often wonder how things are growing out there. Thanks for the generous offer to share cuttings. I don’t make it down your way very often anymore but you never know. I wish you all the best…it’s a wonderful place to live!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s