Russell Nursery is a family owned and operated business, founded in 1992. The nursery is located in beautiful North Saanich, about halfway between the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. We are just off the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17) and it is easy to reach us from Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands.
The nursery is set on 3 ½ acres of landscaped grounds, surrounded by mature firs. The tranquil, rural atmosphere makes it pleasant to browse through the well organized and signed sales areas. Whether you are new to gardening or an old hand, you can expect a warm welcome and as much (or as little) help as needed to sort out what can seem like a bewildering number of choices.
Our primary focus is on plants and we have been growing and supplying a wide range of plants for over twenty years. We are all gardeners here and we deal with the same challenges that our customers do. We love to ‘talk gardening’ and to share our stories of success (and failure!). We have a good sense of what works in this climate and can offer sound advice, based on both practical experience and education. In 2011 we started on a new venture and became a distributor for Hall’s English Greenhouses. We import the greenhouse kits from England, and sell them through both the nursery and a network of dealers around Vancouver Island. At Russell Nursery we are proud of our knowledgeable and well-trained staff and we are committed to making sure our customers leave with plants and practical advice well suited to their needs.