Enter throughout May!

Taking part is simple. Cash prizes are up for grabs. learn more »

Take Action

May is BC Invasive Species Action Month! learn more »

100 Positive Actions in 1 Day

Take action in Williams Lake! learn more »

Webinar Recording

Calling all gardeners - watch the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour webinar.recording learn more »

June 27 Webinar

e-Learning for Realtors and Landscape Architects learn more »

Courses across BC March - May 2018

Read more and register today. learn more »

Watch the recording

Learn about the potential economic impacts of a new BC invasion learn more »

Watch the recording!

Presented by Dr. Jon Bossenbroek, University of Toledo. learn more »

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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Plantwise Program Partners

Thank you to our PlantWise Program Ambassadors and Partners

A special thank you to our Ambassadors for your support and to our industry Partners for leading by example to showcase the benefits of responsible gardening. These business leaders have made strong efforts to transform their operations to become invasive-free establishments for the benefit of consumers across BC —Thank you for becoming PlantWise!  


Billie's Flower House
Birch Grove Nursery
David Hunter Garden Centres
Hanna and Hanna Orchards
Hanson's Landscaping and Nursery
Heike Designs
Hunniford Gardens
Lasting Landscapes
Nakusp Heritage Nursery
N.A.T.S. Nursery
Nester's Market & Pharmacy, Whistler
Nico’s Nurseryland 
SplitRock Environmental 
Tipi Mountain Native Plants Ltd.


BC Communities in Bloom

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Coastal Invasive Species Committee


Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society


East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council

Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council


Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver

Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society

Northwest Invasive Plant Council

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

The PlantWise Program was developed under the guidance of an Advisory Committee including representatives from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, growers, retailers, landscapers, Master Gardeners Association of BC, and invasive plant specialists. Thank you!  

Funding for this project has been provided through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.