Native Plant SaleIn Toronto's High Park by High Park Stewards

The plants in this sale are grown in the High Park Greenhouses as part of the High Park Stewards Program. Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive!

COVID-19 measures are in effect

Many regular programs are suspended.

Please stay on trail and avoid trampling plants while practising physical distancing.

All dogs must be on leash in High Park except in designated off-leash areas.

Learn more about using park and recreation facilities during COVID-19.

No Plant Sale in 2020

The following information relates to past and hopefully future plant sales.

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

Chat with volunteers and peruse a High Park Savannah inspired selection of plants in a relaxed atmosphere near Greenhouses where they have been grown and cared for

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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

Harebell

Harebell

Blooms: Jul - Sep

Height: 30 cm / 1 f

Conditions: full sun

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

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

Time and Place

2021 TBA
Near Greenhouses

Sale is held near High Park Greenhouses. See the plant sale map or visit our Maps page to plan a full-day outing in High Park on the day of the sale. Some additional things to note:

  • In order to have plants for everyone to enjoy, large orders will be available only after 1:00 PM from the remaining stock.
  • We accept cash only.
  • Parking is limited at the Grenadier Cafe. Please use transit, walk or bike if possible.
  • Sale supports the work of the High Park Stewards and native plant restoration in High Park.
  • Please help us by printing and putting up the sale posters where you think people will appreciate it.
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Everyone is welcome!

This is a welcoming place for a gardener or anyone curious about nature to stop by and explore wildflowers and other plants. If you decide to take one or more plants home, you will be helping to establish and support biodiversity beyond the borders of Toronto's parks and truly making the city greener. If you are just considering to start next year, do visit us with any questions you may have. Later, don't forget to come by and see the plants in bloom on our exemplary Boulevard Beds (around the parking lot from May to October).

Help us to organise the best nature event

There are lots of possibilities to help. The shifts are from one to two hours long. Refreshments will be provided. You can help to set-up, tear-down, or during the event. More details will be available in the Sign-Up Form.

Feel free to send us your photos of the event to be featured on the site. Explore photos from the past events:

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Our Plants

The plants that will be available at our sale depend on what has survived the winter. Many of the same plants are available from year to year so the lists below should give you some idea of what we will have.

This are the resources, plant lists and brochures, that you can use to prepare for the event, during sale or when you bring the plants home and need to brush up on the plants' needs. If you are new to native plant gardening, use these to find the most inspiring or the easiest to manage to get started.

Plant lists

  • Plant Photos Brochure - pdf
  • Chart List of plants (subject to availability) 2018 - pdf
  • Plants by Bloom Time - xls
  • Try our new Interactive Plant Search:

Go to the Database

Other resources

  • More information about plants and wildflowers
  • Native plant and other gardening resources
  • See all resources

What's New?

Welcome to Our New Website!

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By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
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