Pink fireweed flowers in a park

Grow native plants and flowers in your garden to reduce your environmental impact.

Native plants are species that are originally from this area, and are well adapted to our climate. There are many benefits to gardening with native plants:

Water Conservation

You'll use less water when you stock your garden with native plants. This is because these plants are used to the seasonal rainfall we see in this area. You only need to give them a little extra water to get them established when you first plant them.

Less Maintenance

Native gardens require little work. The plants usually grow together very well and are usually more resistant to diseases and pests. This means you'll avoid using costly, potentially harmful, pesticides and fertilizers in your yard.


Tailor your landscape to attract birds, butterflies, ladybugs, and more. One of the most pleasant benefits of planting a native garden is the wildlife!

Watch and listen to birds and other wildlife in your yard, and know you're increasing the habitat and food available to them in an urban setting and contributing to healthy biodiversity in Surrey.

Add Native Plants to Your Garden

Many gardeners choose to incorporate native plants into their existing gardens gradually. Don't know where to start? Check out the Grow Green GuideNative Plant Society of BC, or learn about the ten native-to-B.C. wildflowers that make up the Skelkelosen pollinator seed blend