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Colvos Creek Nursery story …

Colvos Creek Nursery closed at the end of June, 2014. We were sad to bring it to an end after nearly forty years, but it was no longer profitable and our other work needed more of our time.

Over the years we enjoyed bringing many new and unheard-of plants to the public, from grevilleas, hardy eucalyptus, and evergreen oaks to many Northwest natives. All were little known in the Northwest and now are out there. It is satisfying to have had a part in that.

Just as rewarding has been getting to know so many plant people and sharing their enthusiasm for growing the new and unusual. Those friendships remain. And for those wanting more of what we used to grow, the good news is that several great nurseries are filling the gap.

Here are some fine Northwest nurseries growing and selling plants in such categories as ‘native’, ‘drought-hardy’, ‘Southern Hemisphere’, and ‘hardy subtropicals’ :

Celestial Dream Gardens

7324 NE 288th St.

Kingston, WA 98346


Celestial Dream Gardens on Facebook

Cistus Nursery

22711 Gillihan Rd.

Portland, OR 97231


Desert Northwest

POB 3475

Sequim, WA 98382

Dig Nursery

19028 Vashon Highway SW

Vashon Island, WA 98070


Dragonfly Farms Nursery

4881 Hansville Rd NE

Kingston, WA 98346

Far Reaches Farm

1818 Hastings Ave.

Port Townsend, WA 98368


MsK Rare Plant Nursery

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

20312 15th Ave. NW

Shoreline, WA 98177