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.

August is Flavour and Fun Month at Dinters!

Flavour and Fun Month is back at Dinters! We are using our location and space to highlight some complementary businesses and events. We would love to have you meet these local entrepreneurs. Each week we will have a new vendor who will tantalize your taste buds, add some sparkle to your beauty routine, or stimulate your creative juices. And we even have a fun event for children too!

We hope you come and browse the nursery and take advantage of the products and expertise that these businesses have to offer. There will be free samples and a chance to purchase their products.

Friday, August 18: Blue Grouse Winery Paired with Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


This double feature is sure to please. How could you go wrong with wine and cheese? Blue Grouse has been selling wine from grapes grown on their property since 1993, but the vineyard's history actually goes back to 1984 when John Harper planted the first test plot of over 130 different types of vines. In 1988 Hanz Kiltz and his family took over the vineyard and chose vines that were best suited to the land and climate. Varieties include Ortega, Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Siegerrebe, Pinot Noir and Black Muscat. In 2012 the Brunner famiy became the owners of Blue Grouse with a vision of making it a Cowichan Valley destination winery. A new tasting room opened in 2015 and 6.5 new acres of grapes were planted this Spring! Jenny Garlini, the winery's Director of Administration and Events will be on hand to provide visitors with tastings of Blue Grouse wines and to answer any questions you may have. For more information visit their website here.


Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese is the Valley's premier charcuterie shop. Their store on Cowichan Bay Road, features house made pates, sausages and cured meats, as well as a large selection of local and imported cheese. Husband and wife team, Brad and Leah opened the business in 2014 and have been providing the Cowichan Valley with qualtiy products ever since. They will be pairing up with Blue Grouse to provide Dinter Nursery customers with delicious samples and will have products for sale should your taste buds be tantalized. To connect with Cure, check out their Facebook page: facebook.com/Cure-Artisan-Meat-And-Cheese.

Saturday, August 26 10 a.m.(SOLD OUT) - Kid's Fairy Garden Workshop - Cost $20 Pre registration required.

Second Workshop has been added August 26 at 12 p.m. Contact the nursery at 250 748-2023 to register.

Food gardens should be producing a bounty of crops with spring varieties such as peas and spinach long gone. This warm weather is now bringing on the tomato harvest. Make sure they are well watered to avoid blossom end rot. For more details see our Seasonal Advice page.

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.

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Dinter Nursery Summer Hours are:

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

We are a family owned business celebrating 44 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