Celebrating 44 Years in the Cowichan Valley!

Dinter Nursery is located in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The nursery is a 45 minute drive north of Victoria and 5 km south of Duncan just off the Island Highway. We offer well qualified and knowledgeable staff to help you make your gardening selections.

Spring Gardening

It's not too late to plant annuals!!

Are you worried that it's too late to plant veggies and bedding plants? Well, worry no more because annuals can be planted all season long!

We typically sell annuals into early July, and we have not yet begun to sell many of our heat loving veggies and flowers such as tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, peppers, geraniums, melons, and squash. Planting well-grown, well-established vegetable and flower starts is one way to mitigate the late spring we have had, but mostly it's all about waiting for the sunshine.

There is no calendar date for planting annuals. It is more about weather and temperature than anything else. Growth to maturity for vegetables is typically 60 to 90 days but it is also equally dependent on soil and air temperature. Once temperatures warm up, plants will be able to quickly catch up on where they "should" be!

So don't worry that it's too late to get your annuals into the ground. There is still plenty of time in the season for your garden to provide you with a healthy and abundant harvest, as well as lots of beautiful colour.

Vegetable starts grown in our own greenhouses.


Our list of Tomatoes that we are growing for 2017 can be found under the Greenhouse Tab.

Check below to see our Spring hours.

You may want to view the Rhododendrons that we will be carrying in 2017. These can be found under our Rhododendron Tab.

Is a gardener on your gift list? Our gift certificates are very popular. We can mail gift certificates or hold them for pick-up at the store. To order a gift certificate, phone us at 250 748-2023 during business hours with credit card information and we can immediately issue the gift certificate. E-mail us if you have any questions about our gift certificates.

Spring Hours:

Dinter Nursery May Hours are:

Monday to Wednesday: -

Thursday to Saturday: -

Sundays and Statutory Holidays: -

Give us a call any time at: 250 748-2023

We are a family owned business celebrating 43 years of supplying Cowichan Valley gardeners. In our 8 acre property we offer an outstanding selection of plants, trees, shrubs, seeds, tools, ornaments, water plants, pond supplies, concrete planters, lanterns, birdbaths, and garden products.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding whatever you need for your garden. Dinter Nursery is part of a Canada-wide group of Nurseryland independent stores that gives us added purchasing power and better access to quality products, many of which are sold under the Nurseryland label.

We look forward to your visit!

Waterfall outside Dinter Nursery