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The Nursery is open for walk ins. We are shipping In November and December.

The website has been partially updated but we simple don't have the man hours left or the time to do the detailed inventory needed to do a proper job. We are busy at the nursery, please come and shop. Our order book is almost full so we are now taking accepting bulb orders and Orchid orders. General Plant order are now closed as we can only ship so many orders. The nursery is open for walkin during open hours.

Hours: Septemeber Hours: Tuesday through saturday 9:00am 4:00pm closed Sundays and Mondays

Shipping will begin Sept 1st 2021 and end Dec 10th




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 7000 to 8000 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:

September to December Hours Tuesday through saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Closed Sundays and Mondays and Holidays.

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

Credit Cards Accepted

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