Wheelbarrel Nursery

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About Us

We are a family owned business celebrating 13 years of supplying Gabriola Island gardeners. On our property we offer an outstanding selection of plants, trees, shrubs, seeds, ornaments, water plants, pond supplies, bagged and bulk soils and gravels. We offer well qualified and knowledgeable staff to help you make your gardening selections.

Wheelbarrel Nursery Club

Sign up for our Nursery Club when you make your first purchase and receive one point for every $10 purchase (pre tax). 10 points earns a 10% discount on your next purchase.

Your one-stop source of all your gardening needs.

Master Gardener Clinics

April 15, 2017 | 11am – 3 pm

May 20, 2017 | 11am – 3 pm

*photo credit: Michele Black

customer appreciation

Customer Appreciation Weekend

May 20 and 21, 2017 Our Annual Customer Appreciation Weekend is on again this May long weekend. Join us as we celebrating both 30 plus years since the nursery was established and 14 years for the Blacks.  For those who have not attended before we have music both days,...

Tom(ate)o, Tom(at)o

Tomatoes like to be planted in rich soil with a PH of 6 to 6.8 or slightly on the acidic side.  Neutral is 7. Tomatoes prefer regular feeding once the fruit sets, but too much too early in the season will grow a large plant with fewer tomatoes. Calcium is very...

Planting by Moon Phases

Veggie garden and planting by the moon signs If I read my moon phase calendar correctly the new moon for March is the 8th and the full moon is the 23rd.    Keep these dates in mind when reading the following information. Planting by moon signs in its simplest form is...

Mason Bees

Late February, early March is the time the Mason Bees will start to be active. There are natural nesting places in the landscape but for the purposes of this writing, I am going to assume we are buying or building a suitable nest, thereby becoming mason bee farmers or...

Neem Oil

Neem Oil At the Organic Soil Amendment Seminar, Mr. Sayed recommended the use of Neem oil as an organic fungicide and insecticide. He recommended 100% concentrate cold pressed Neem. Several sources were discussed but low and behold we have a source right here on...

Gift Certificates

Is there a gardener on your gift list? Our gift certificates are very  popular. We can mail gift certificates or hold them for pick-up at the store.To order a gift certificate, phone us at 250-247-8728 during business hours with credit card information and we can immediately issue the gift certificate.

Gabriola Garden Club

Garden Club members receive 10% on every purchase upon presenting their membership card. *Please note that we cannot give a discount on bagged or bulk soil.