Wheelbarrel Nursery

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About Us

We are a family owned business, supplying Gabriola Island gardeners since 2003. 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

We try to have 2 per season.

This popular event will resume once the pandemic has subsided and it is safe to do so.

*photo credit: Michele Black

customer appreciation

Customer Appreciation Weekend

This weekend is usually the long weekend in May with Music a bit of refreshments and special prices for customers. Due to the pandemic, we will only be providing special prices for customers this year. The full event will resume once the pandemic has subsided and it is safe to do so.

Spring Hours and COVID protocols

The weather feels as though it is nearly Spring. Our non winter has lulled me into thinking it is Spring.   Make no mistake, (I tell myself),  we will have cool unreliable weather for some time yet.  It seems that everyone is anxious to get started including me. ...

Februrary 2021 Selection at Wheelbarrel Nursery

What's new: Plants:  Pansies, Primulas, Ground Covers such as Aubretia, Thymes, Lavenders, Heather, Herbs, a few tough perennials such as Digitalis, Doronicum, Erysimum. And of course Hellebores and Heuchera.Begonia Tubers:  We have a nice selection. ...

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...

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.