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Against the Wind Nursery & Gardens

  • Welcome to Against the Wind Nursery & Gardens!

    Located in the historic Slocan Valley near the community of Winlaw, British Columbia, Against the Wind is a small “destination nursery” well worth the visit.

    We pride ourselves on our relaxed atmosphere, a great selection of perennials, high quality shrubs and grasses, and edibles for the table that include fruiting bushes and trees, and culinary herbs.

    As a destination nursery we not only serve our local community, but strive to attract people from further away, and to provide a unique and satisfying shopping experience with personalized service.

    Our nursery is surrounded by display gardens where you can find more mature plant specimens, and planting combinations designed to accent form, colour and texture. Views from the deck of our retail shed extend beyond the display gardens to the farm gardens below where blueberries, lavender, fruit trees and our annual vegetable crops grow.

    When early-season planting time draws to close, our attention shifts to the bounty of our food crops. Blueberries, garlic, potatoes, squash and pumpkins are for sale at the farm gate, as u-pick, or through local food providers.

    We have designed our nursery to fit seamlessly into our farm activities, and hope that our efforts are as inspiring to our customers and visitors as they are a place of continual enjoyment for us. We are creating a place that we have always wanted to find.


    Nursery - Open mid April - end of June
    Hours: 10 - 5 Monday - Saturday; 11 - 4 Sunday
    By appointment July & August
    Farm Gate sales July - September


    Helen Sebelius




    6376 Slocan River Road

    Winlaw BC