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Fawn Lily Gardens is a small native plant nursery on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.  Since 1986, we've been growing our favourite native bulbs, spring ephemerals, and drought-resistant plants with lots of attention and affection. For many years these were sold at the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.  But the  Covid pandemic (and semi-retirement) changed how we work, and we now sell seeds & bulbs online and plants by appointment.

This website is just getting started. In the future there will be more photographs and much more information! Thank-you for your patience. Please look at our pages to see what we offer!

Primula hendersonii Shooting Stars  (was Dodecatheon hendersonii) blossoming in April

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The nursery began when we first grew  the seeds of the (deeply loved) Fawn lily, Erythronium oregonum. The first seeds came from broken seed-heads on a roadside -- where some serious ditch-work was about to scrape them away.

Those seeds grew and flowered. Over  the years we added a few seeds from Retreat Island for genetic diversity. The Garden now has thousands of "Ery-o" plants, and we've shared and spread hundreds of seeds to places we hoped they would grow (and they have).      

Erythronium oregonum   blossoming in the garden in April