Resources for Pollinator Gardens

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Welcome to our Pollinator Garden Resources page! Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, our collection of resources can help you transform your garden into a thriving space for native pollinators.

At the moment, we've compiled information about how to create your own pollinator garden, native wildflower suppliers, local horticultural groups, and broader pollinator initiatives, but if there are any resources you'd like to see here, please let us know.


How to plant a pollinator garden

Below is a step-by-step guide on planting a pollinator garden. Feel free to download a copy here!



Native Pollinator Species Suppliers

Below is a list of suppliers who offer a substantial stock of native pollinator plants. If you know of a supplier who should be on this list, please let us know!

A Cultivated Art Inc.

Beaux Arbres

Connaught Nursery

Ferguson Tree Nursery 

Friends of the Farm Plant Sale

Fletcher Wildlife Garden Annual Plant Sale

Grow Wild Native Plant Nursery

Nursery for the Earth

Ontario Native Plants

Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library

Peter Knippel Nursery & Garden Centre Inc

Solidago Farms


Ottawa Horticultural Groups 

Below is a list of horticultural groups local to the Ottawa region. These groups can help you create your own pollinator garden by offering guidance on plant selection and garden design, and by fostering a sense of community by connecting garden enthusiasts and providing a knowledge-sharing platform and support. If you know of a horticultural group who should be on this list, please let us know!

Barrhaven Garden Club

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton

Ontario Horticultural Association

Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library 

Wild Pollinator Partners 


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Pollinator Garden Initiatives

Below is a list of national, provincial, and local initiatives on pollinator gardens and supporting pollinator species. If you know of an initiative that should be on this list, please let us know!

Bee City Canada

City of Ottawa

Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN)

Hunt Club Community Association’s Butterflyway Project

Kanata North Corridor Caretakers

Native Pollinator Initiative - Wildlife Preservation Canada 

Ottawa City Hall Pollinator Garden 

Ontario Nature Pollinators 

Pollinator Partnership Canada 

Student-led Pollinator Garden - University of Ottawa 

The Bee Cause - Friends of the Earth

The Butterflyway Project - David Suzuki Foundation

Watersheds Canada Native Plant Database

Wild Pollinator Partners



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