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.

Gardening Success Stories


This is your chance to enter a Dinter Nursery Contest!

Throughout the month of July, we want to hear your Gardening Success Stories. What have you purchased from Dinters that is doing well? What plant, tree, shrub, vegetable or annual is exceeding your expectations and making your garden or property the haven that you intended it to be?

All you have to do is post a picture of the successful plant/plants that you have purchased at Dinters to our Facebook page using the hashtag #gardensuccessstoriesdinters and you will automatically be entered into the draw. Or if you are not a Facebook person, send your picture to info@dinternursery.ca.

The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from the nursery! How awesome is that? Draw date is Monday, July 31. Draw will be random; photos will not be judged. Good luck! And may Mother Nature always be in your favour.

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 into early summer!

We carry a good selection of annuals into July. The warm weather will bring them into colour quickly plus we carry a selection of larger annuals for instant colour to fill gaps in the garden. Vegetable transplants are always available to fill the spaces created by the harvest of early season crops. Heat loving plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, peppers, melons, and squash should be in the ground by now. For those planning ahead, we will be offering fall and winter harvest vegetables as transplants about mid-July.

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. As temperatures warm up, plants will be able to quickly catch up on where they "should" be after this season's slow start.

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.

Check below to see our Summer 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.

Summer Hours:

Dinter Nursery Summer Hours are:

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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