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Gardening

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Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)

In the Library

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Annuals 635.931
Perennials 635.932
Vegetable Gardening 635
Fruits & Berries 634.1 to 634.8
Pruning 635.91542
Lawn Care 635.9647
Organic Gardening 635.987
Landscape Design 712 to 717
Botany 580 to 589

Gardening magazines held at GVPL


General Gardening Resources

Canadian Gardening Magazine Online

Canadian Organic Growers

I Can Garden – Canada’s largest Internet gardening resource site for all levels of gardeners, both amateur and professional.

Gardening Catalogues

PlantFiles – PlantFiles is the largest plant database in the world, with information and photos for 179,817 different plants.

Seeds of Diversity: Canada’s Heritage Seed Saving Network – Non-profit group of gardeners who save seeds from rare and unusual garden plants to help preserve biodiversity.

The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre


Native Plants

Native Plant Society of British Columbia – Encourages knowledge, appreciation, responsible use, and conservation of BC’s native plants and habitats.

Drought Tolerant Gardening – Resources & lists of native plants for this region from the CRD water conservation program.


Urban Agriculture

LifeCycles Urban Agriculture Hub – An interactive, community-driven online tool kit to help you with all your backyard/urban/rural agriculture and biodiversity projects.


Victoria Gardening Clubs

Native Plants Study Group

Vancouver Island Bonsai Group

Victoria Horticultural Society

Victoria Orchid Society