Native Plant Wildflower Garden
The Native Plant Demonstration Garden is designed so that Victoria’s native plants can be seen growing in an actively cultivated area as well as in a natural setting. The 1,630 square meter (0.4 acre) garden is located in a typical lower Vancouver Island setting featuring rocky outcrops, Garry oak and spring flowering bulbs such as camas, shooting stars and fawn lilies.
The volunteer group responsible for the garden worked with designers Carrina Maslovat and David Snell in 1999 and began planting in January 2000. There are presently 75 species of native plants in the garden, and new species are being added continually.
Native Plants List:
|Amelanchier alnifolia||Saskatoon Berry|
|Aquilegia formosa||Red columbine|
|Aruncus dioicus||Goat’s Beard|
|Blechnum spicant||Deer Fern|
|Cornus sericea||Red Osier Dogwood|
|Goodyera oblongifolia||Rattlesnake Plantain|
|M. nervosa||Dull Oregon Grape|
|Mahonia aquifolium -Interior||Oregon Grape|
|Myrica gale||Bog Myrtle|
|Penstemon davidsonii||Davidson’s Penstemon|
|Philadelphus lewisii||Mock Orange|
|Sambucus cerulea||Blue Elderberry|
|Smilacina stellata||Star Flowered False Solomon’s Seal|
|V. parvifolium||Red Huckleberry|
|Vaccinium ovalifolium||Oval-leaved Blueberry|
|Viola sempervirens||Trailing Yellow Violet|
The volunteers also participate in a plant salvage operation, and many of the plants come from sites in the Victoria area where new construction is occurring in natural areas.