HOURS FOR 2021
May and June 9-5 everyday.
July and August - Thursday - Monday 10-4. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
15 Arthur St. Forest, Ont.
Welcome to Robin’s Backyard Plant Nursery!
Are you tired of spending a lot of money on garden shrubs?
Are you willing to wait a year or 2 for big plants?
I started Robin's Backyard Nursery around 2015 and with the help of my daughter and granddaughters, we strive to give you quality plants and excellent service. Read more about us here.
We sell most of our perennials, shrubs and trees for a very low price. They are usually within 2 years old, have a nice root system and grow very well in our Canadian hardiness zone 6 (which is Zone 5 according to USDA). I try to find plants that are good for Canadian zone 5 so that I know they will survive our winters.
If you are looking for something special to fill your landscape, contact us and we can help you choose the best plants for your yard.
All the plants you see listed on this site I sell in my plant nursery.
If you haven’t visited my backyard plant nursery yet come for a visit or let me know you want to visit and we can set up a time to meet. I'm open from the first of May until November.
People who visit for the first time are shocked when they walk through the gate. We have packed a lot of plants into my small backyard and it's really amazing.
I’ve had several people comment on the fact that I have no grass to cut because of all the gardens around my yard and the potted plants really fill my backyard.
I have full sun, partial sun and shade gardens around my house so I can grow a variety of perennials and shrubs.
Anything I don't have room to grow, I can order from other Canadian growers.
If there's a landscaping plant you want that I don't have listed on my website, please let me know. I'm always looking for suggestions to add to my nursery.
Want to know more about growing your own perennials and shrubs from cuttings or divisions, contact me and I can help you start your own garden plants or backyard nursery.
I have a variety of flowering shrubs and hedges suitable for small gardens and your landscape. Hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, and Lilacs are among the most popular but there are so many you can add. It all depends on where you want to add them.
Thing to consider when you are thinking about adding to your landscape:-
These are all things to think about when you are deciding on what you want in your landscape.
Conifers trees and shrubs add something special to your landscape. If you have a small garden, most of the dwarf conifers are a great choice.
Dwarf conifers such as the Blue Rug Juniper are great for ground cover and because they lay right on top of the ground they help to keep the weeds out. They only get about 4 to 6 inches high and about 6 to 8 feet wide.
If you are looking to make a privacy fence, try a Juniper or Cedar. Very tall and not to wide, they make the perfect choice to stop nosy neighbours from looking into your yard or to block an unwanted view.
Adding a small ornamental tree to your yard can add a lot of pazazz. There are a number to choose from including the popular choice of the Japanese Maple tree, and narrow Cedars and Junipers trees that only get about 2 to 3 feet wide. They will add height to your garden and catch the eye of people passing by.
Other types of small ornamental trees are a Magnolia tree, Eastern Redbud, a weeping pussy willow tree with fuzzy button-like catkins, or a small flowering cherry tree that only grows about 5 feet tall.
You don't need a lot of room to add a small tree to your landscape but they really showcase your garden.
Do you have half eaten leaves or squiggly lines through them?
See small cobwebs around the leaves?
See a black sooty mold on the leaves?
Then you may have a pest problem.
Identifying these pests can sometimes be difficult but I can help you identify and get rid of the pests that invade your gardens.