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The Nursery is open for walk ins. We are not shipping this Spring or Summer.

Website will be updated Early July for 2021 for Fall Shipping.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm. Sundays 10:00am-4:30pm. July and August Hours: Monday through saturday 9:00am 3:30pm closed sundays ( start July) closed July 1st. Shipping will begin Sept 1st 2021


Full Covid -19 self distancing rules in place, Stay 6 ft or more away from everybody at all times . All carts and commonly touched surfaces are disinfected daily and Visa machine after each use. Masks are required both in the shop and in the greenhouse. Touch only what you buy. Please be patient and polite while in the nursery.

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 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 shipping in the fall and early winter, so please come visit. Please browse our website or PDF catalogue for a look at the many unique and beautiful plants we offer. We have many more plants at the nursery than we can list so it is worth a visit.

We have left our 2019 web pages up and they are for reference only. Pricing and availability may have changed. We have a very large inventory and due to staff shortages, covid-19 protocols etc. we are unable to take the time needed to do an update of the website at this time. It is for the same reasons we are unable to ship. 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.

 2021 catalogue coming in mid July






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:

June hours open monday through saturday 9:00am-4:30pm sundays 10;00am -4:30pm

July and August Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm closed Sundays and holidays.

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

Credit Cards Accepted

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