Native Plant Care and Salesby Toronto's High Park Stewards

Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive!

No High Park Native Plant Sales

See the Other Groups and Events page and below for other organizations holding plant sales.

The following information should help you with obtaining and caring for native plants

Find beautiful, wildlife-friendly plants for any garden, big and small



Examples of Plants

Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Blooms: Jun - Jul

Height: 90 cm / 3 f

Conditions: sun to shade

Indian Cup Plant

Indian Cup Plant

Blooms: Jul - Sep

Height: 200 cm / 6.6 f

Conditions: sun to shade

Tall Meadow Rue

Tall Meadow Rue

Blooms: Jul - Sep

Height: 165 cm / 5.4 f

Conditions: part shade

Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine

Blooms: May

Height: 45 cm / 1.5 f

Conditions: part shade

Early Goldenrod

Early Goldenrod

Blooms: Summer

Height: 120 cm / 4 f

Conditions: sun to part shade



Blooms: Jul - Sep

Height: 30 cm / 1 f

Conditions: full sun

Joe Pye-Weed

Joe Pye-Weed

Blooms: Summer - Fall

Height: 90 cm / 3 f

Conditions: sun to part shade

New-England Aster

New-England Aster

Blooms: Summer - Aug to Sep

Height: 110 cm / 3.5 f

Conditions: sun to part shade

New plants for garden PS
Spring garden
Summer garden

Gardening with Native Plants

Here are some resources, plant lists and brochures that you can use to plan your garden or brush up on the plants' needs after you take them home.
View this list in a pdf

Other Groups working with native plants

Bountiful Fall – How Native Plants Help Wildlife Prepare For Winter (LEAF)

by Justin Lewis on October 04, 2023

This excellent article gives an overview of the value of native plants, trees and grasses as food for wildlife of all types.

Native Plant Sales 2024

Other groups and previous for reference

Carolinian Canada and WWF-Canada has a native plant partnership with 123 Loblaw Garden Centres  across southern and eastern Ontario and 10 in southern Quebec. Map of locationsplant species list for Southern Ontario (pdf)

Past - May 25, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Meet conservation and gardening experts and learn more about native plants and how to integrate them into your garden.
Loblaws Dundas & Bloor, 2280 Dundas Street West.


Past - NANPS - North American Native Plant Society. NANPS Sale page - Toronto Botanical Gardens May 18, 2024 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Preorder to April 28


Native Plant Finder (Pollinator Partnership). Filter for your location and other conditions.

For more information on plants coming to the sale, watch this video
To see our latest newsletter with updated plant sale information click here 

Other events and YouTube channel.


Past - TBG -Toronto Botanical Gardens Plant Sale May 10 to 12, 2024 10 am to 4 pm. The Garden Shop is open on Tues to Sun 10:30 am to 4:30 pm and has specialty garden and houseplants, unique trees and shrubs, native and pollinator-friendly collections, as well as sustainable, eco-friendly products.

Past - Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser May 4 2024
Friends of Allan Gardens
will be hosting a two-day plant sale on May 4. This plant sale will feature native plants and trees, cultural plants, and veggie starters. 12 pm to 4 pm. Children’s Conservatory at Allan Gardens on the west side of the park. Address: Allan Gardens, 160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

PollinateTO a city program that has lots of info on creating pollinator gardens. Grants of up to $5,000

Evergreen Brickworks Garden Market.
The garden centre is fully stocked with Toronto’s widest selection of Ontario native flowers, plants and trees for gardens of all sizes—container on your condo countertop to your backyard in the city. Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Past - Parkdale Horticultural Society
Plant Fair May 25, 2024 10am to 12 pm.
Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

Blooming Boulevards Mississauga offers workshops, gardens, newsletters, markets and other related activities. We are creating networks of residential boulevard gardens that serve as a corridor for native pollinator population movement, enabling bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects to reach each other. Plant list photos and membership.

Native plant sale June 1-2. 1295 Mineola Gardens, Mississauga, ON L5G 3Y5


LEAF has many garden kits including native plants, shrubs and trees available for sale. Order early as they run out quickly.

In the Zone Gardens - a collaborative initiative between WWF-Canada and Carolinian Canada has links to many organizations and reference materials on growing and tracking native plant gardens Sign up to find out more!

The David Suzuki Foundation has many projects relating to growing native plants and community:
LawnShare promotes sustainable alternatives that support native flora and fauna. Sustainable Communities, The Butterflyway, and Seed Sitters.


Sourcing native plants in Ontario

Network of Nature
Discover Native Plants in Canada
Network of Nature is a tool that helps you to identify native plants that are appropriate for restoration, gardening, and other planting needs across Canada.

Bee City Native Plant Directory

Toronto Plant Market
27 Bering Ave. Wed-Fri 12-7 & Sat 9-1
instagram @torontoplantmarket
facebook: Torontoplantmarket

Grow Me instead Nursery Recognition Program

The Grow Me Instead Nursery Recognition Program recognizes nurseries that carry and promote the sale of the non-invasive and native garden plants featured in the Grow Me Instead guide.

Fiesta Farms Garden Centre
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 3B6
social media: fiestafarms and fiestafarmsto
May 10: Ontario native plants have arrived, more to come soon


Credit Valley Conservation’s Guide to Native Plant Nursery and Seed Suppliers in Ontario (pdf)


Plant lists

Other resources

Links to groups that provide native plants and/or information on growing them


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