Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for pottering in the garden. However, if the local garden centre is everything but a peaceful oasis of greenery on a Saturday morning, you may want to consider buying your plants online and having them delivered directly to your home. Instead of getting plants shipped through a big-box retailer, though, why not buy directly from Canadian suppliers and support local businesses? Here are some of the best online plant stores in Canada.
– previously known as Succuterra – is based in Toronto, where they also have a brick-and-mortar store. They use Canada Post expedited shipping to get your plants to you, offer free shipping over $100 and ship throughout Canada.
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Plant Collective specializes in houseplants, succulents and air plants and also offers homeware. You can even get a DIY terrarium kit to build your own greenhouse for smaller plants. Here’s some inspiration for container gardening.
Blooming Flower Bar
Located in Toronto’s bustling Cabbagetown neighbourhood, Blooming Flower Bar boasts a plethora of eye-popping fresh-cut flowers in a variety of colours. Whether you’re looking for a staff-curated bouquet for a special occasion or an assortment of buds to create a DIY arrangement at home, customers never leave disappointed.
Blooming Flower Bar
The beauty of Blooming Flower Bar is the assortment of plant accessories (think: planters, baskets, flower-themed gifts), making it a one-stop destination for garden and flower enthusiasts. Bonus: they offer same-day or next-day delivery for customers in the Toronto area. You can also check out these tips on how to create a DIY balcony herb garden.
West Coast Gardens
Based in South Surrey, British Columbia – where they also have a garden centre – West Coast Gardens ship throughout Canada and use a variety of shipping options. Even if you don’t buy any plants online just yet, their website is full of handy features like videos with gardening tips. Here are some exotic plants that are surprisingly Canadian.
West Coast Gardens
West Coast Gardens offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, including tree saplings and veggies. You can also shop for hanging baskets, containers, tools and gardening supplies, soil fertilizer, seeds and gifts.
Based in Winnipeg, Sage Garden delivers throughout Canada, although you may have to pre-order live plants. The company focuses on sustainability and uses a geothermal heating and cooling system in their greenhouses.
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Sage Garden grows a huge variety of plants, including Canadian plants and Canadian flowers, using organic and all-natural methods. They’re also a great resource for organic and heirloom herb, veggie and flower seeds, organic fertilizers and soils, tools and supplies. If you want to use natural pest control, you can even order ladybugs and praying mantis (pick-up only) for live release.
If you’re the kind of person who avoids the plant store because you haven’t had much luck keeping plants alive, you may want to try Succulents Canada, based in Fenwick, Ontario. They ship throughout Canada and rates depend on the weight of the plants you order.
Succulents Canada has a great variety of easy-to-care-for succulents like kalanchoe, jade plants, echeveria and haworthia, as well as air plants. The website has some great tips for containers for your succulents and even ideas for incorporating succulents into your wedding floral arrangements.
Based in Sexsmith, Alberta where they have their greenhouse, Braeheid Gardens ships throughout Canada. The shipping cost depends on where in Canada you are and what type of shipping you choose.
Braeheid Gardens sells a huge variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, houseplants and the like. You can also buy trees, including fruit trees like apple or sour cherry trees. There is a rewards program for frequent shoppers too.
is a fully online plant and flower store. They have greenhouses in various sites, but these aren’t open to the public. They ship throughout Canada and offer customer service in English and French. The website includes a map of Canada’s plant hardiness zones so you can check whether the plant you’re interested in is suitable for your area.
BambooPlants offers a huge variety of plants, including trees, fruit and berry bushes, flowering shrubs, perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, climbers and groundcovers. They have a good variety of native species and of course, bamboo.
While you can buy in-store at their nursery in Waterdown, Ontario, Foli is a great resource for buying houseplants online. They currently ship only in Ontario and Quebec but are planning on expanding into other provinces soon. Shipping for purchases over $100 is free.
Foli sells houseplants like snake plants and pothos in stylish containers, so you don’t have to worry about transplanting. You can also get the plants on their own, as well as plant accessories. The website has a handy feature where you can choose your plant by ease of care and lighting conditions, so you can easily choose plants that will thrive in low light, for instance. Your plant also comes with care instructions and tips.
is based in Markham, Ontario, where they have a showroom. They deliver in the Greater Toronto Area, usually within seven days of placing your order.
Plant Decor specializes in indoor plants such as tropical plants, succulents, office plants and plants that will improve the air quality in your home. If you want to buy plants but don’t know where to start, you’ll love their plant packages, which are like combo meals (but with plants instead of food and drink!).
has their head office in Ottawa and locations in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. They deliver free in these areas if you purchase more than $100 worth of plants and use their own delivery vehicles.
The plants available from Paramount Nursery include flowering shrubs, broadleaf evergreens, perennials, vines, ferns, trees, ornamental grasses, groundcovers and if you’re up for the challenge, roses. To help you choose from the hundreds of plants available, the website lets you filter by plant hardiness zone, lighting requirements, drought tolerance, deer resistance and whether the plant is fragrant.
Based in Victoria, BC, Plants Direct delivers in the greater Victoria area. They source their plants from nurseries on Vancouver Island and your plant comes complete with care instructions.
The company offers a good variety of plants, including trees, shrubs, broadleaf evergreens, vines, perennials, ferns, grasses, groundcovers, edible plants like huckleberries and native plants, some with medicinal properties, like wintergreen and bearberry. You can also find wetland plants like irises and cattails here.
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