Restoring Ontario's landscapes with source-identified native plants
We constantly strive to collect, grow, and supply a diverse range of quality Ontario native plants to support ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation
It's our reason for being: At St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre, we help to protect the natural genetic diversity of local plant species populations to benefit the environment and everyone living in it.
News and updates from our team to help you get started.
We seasonally harvest seed and grow a range of Ontario native trees and plants to have ready for the Spring and Fall planting seasons. Sign up for our mailing list below for availability updates coming soon.
We can supply a diversity of grasses, sedges, rushes, and broad-leaf forbs, including native wildflowers that will attract local pollinators.
We offer a range of woody species that include evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, and vines. We can also supply cuttings and live stakes on request.
We mix seed to suit a variety of landscapes and project site goals and conditions. We can provide our seed in bulk or ask us about our seed packets.
Our team is experienced in providing a breadth of wholesale conservation nursery and professional ecological restoration services for other organizations. We often form partnerships to help collect seed and grow plants to further restore and conserve natural biodiversity.
We offer consulting project services from initial planning and design to implementation - including site evaluations, site preparation, invasive species control, seeding & planting - as well as follow-up monitoring and maintenance.
We produce plants in a wide variety of formats, sizes, and species through our wholesale nursery. To ensure availability, it's best to contact us early on in your project planning. We often grow stock on contract 1-2 years before the planting begins!
Our botanists monitor, harvest, clean, and store our seed collections sustainably and ethically from healthy wild plant populations. We can also assist you with seed collecting on a contract basis to support projects locally.
Over the past 10+ years, we've been fortunate to take part in many exciting project & more opportunities with our clients and partners:
1) Habitat restoration for National and Provincial Parks such as Point Pelee National Park, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Rouge Park, and more
2) Support for local Ontario Conservation Authorities with plant materials and services, including: invasive management, site preparation, seeding and planting grasslands, meadows, wetland, and forested habitats
3) Supply of source-identified native plants to cities and municipalities across Ontario, including Toronto, London, Mississauga, Sudbury, & Ottawa