Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. is Vancouver's cutting edge source for distinct perennials, fragrant shrubs, hardy subtropicals and the botanically intriguing. In 2007 we'll have about 3000 different species and cultivars of garden plants, mostly perennials, one of the largest and most exciting selections in the Lower Mainland and indeed in Canada.more...
For as long as he can remember, Gary has had a green thumb. “It’s probably genetic. My mother showed me how to propagate spider plants and African violets when I was a kid and that’s probably what sparked a lifelong interest in growing plants,” says Gary.
While completing a Masters in Botany at UBC in 2004, Gary recognized a great opportunity when he came across a little nursery for sale. Just two short weeks later, he became the owner of Phoenix Perennials. His business has since established itself as an awarding-winning nursery featuring one of the largest selections of plants in all of Canada.
“Today, we are the most exciting and most respected retail nursery in the Lower Mainland," says Gary. "Because we are specialists with a huge selection of over 4,000 plants, we are a destination nursery for the whole province. And since we started doing our mail-order service, we are becoming well-known across Canada.”