Return of the Native plant nursery will open Monday May 16 2022. The spring 2022 plant list
is posted and is being updated on an ongoing basis.
About this nursery: This is not a garden centre. It is more of a hobby, located in the gardens of our family home. Think of it as a boutique operation, with a varied selection of perennial species, some not easily found. Most are grown from seed at Return of the Native, some are sourced from other Ontario native plant suppliers. All are hardy in the Huronia area.
We use no pesticides or commercial fertilizers, to foster life below ground - where such chemicals disrupt fungal connections that are essential to all plants, and above ground - where contaminants harm pollinators, herbivores and creatures up the food chain that depend, directly or indirectly, on the energy of plants.
No shipping except for Heather Holm's books
on pollinators and bees and native plants - full of useful gardening information like flowering period and habitat - which can be ordered year-round.
LOCATION: We are located just north of Elmvale, Ontario, inland from Georgian Bay, north of Barrie, east of Wasaga Beach, south of Midland, west of Orillia. The postal address is 1186 Flos Rd. 10. Elmvale ON L0L 1P0. Phone number: 705-322-2545. Email.
MAP: Do not use GPS to get to our nursery - it will mislead you! Follow directions on this MAP.
HOURS: By appointment - no fixed hours. Let us know what time works for you. Appointmnts will be made starting in May.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: e-transfer, cheque, cash. No credit or debit cards and no Paypal.
Explore this website for gardening advice (Kate's blog, Snippets), book reviews and links to useful resources. For a long read, go to Hardy Perennial
which will take you through the seasons with Keith and Carolyn Squires. It was written more than a decade ago, when the Country Squires Garden in Campbellville was in full operation.