Looking to spruce up your yard? Own a woodlot that needs more diversity? Want to create a hedgerow or windbreak to protect your property? Want to slow erosion along your shore while creating more wildlife habitat?

Macphail Woods has over 25 years of native plant landscaping experience in every kind of Island habitat, from urban yards to secluded woodlots. We offer a variety of species and sizes and can help select a mixture of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns that will thrive, enhance biodiversity, add food sources, create privacy and much more.

We are always happy to talk about plants!

Macphail Woods Native Plant Nursery
Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays
9am – 4pm
May 4th – June 3rd
Phone: (902) 651-2575
Email: [email protected]
Address: 269 Macphail Park Rd. Orwell, PE
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A mixture of species is beautiful but also has numerous ecological benifits

A mixture of species is beautiful but also has numerous ecological benifits


Planning your Planting


At Macphail’s we want to help you fall in love with the plants, animals and ecosystems that have thrived here for over 10,000 years. We love to help plan your landscaping to work for you while increasing biodiversity, developing native seed sources, creating wildlife habitat, establishing food sources for pollinators and much more.

With over 25 years of experience we know how to select the right species for the right habitats to restore woodlots, create beautiful backyard gardens, develop windbreaks or even create diverse forests.

Planting and Pruning Done Right


We love the plants we grow. All of our plants are grown from native cuttings, seeds or transplants collected by our knowledgeable staff and generous volunteers.

We care that these plants thrive and will ensure that we plant every species with the utmost care and expertise. Whether ferns in a backyard or trees along a river, we know how to ensure healthy roots and trunks and how to prune for beauty and vigour. We can help maintain and prune your property for years to come.

Planting for the Future


We see every planting as an opportunity for us and others to learn more about our Island ecosystems. Every year we offer free workshops and paid courses on ecology, native species, and much more.

We also work with many schools, watersheds and community groups across PEI developing and restoring nature areas. Many of our landscaping projects become community efforts giving hands-on experience in planning and planting to Islanders of all ages. Contact us if you’d like to see how we can work with your community, group, club, or school.

Past Work

We have worked with the City of Charlottetown and the Town of Stratford on many park restorations, as well as dozens of schools, private landowners and community groups. We also manage over 2000 acres of public lands for the Provincial Government. We continue to bring nature right up to your door.  The proper mix of well-placed native plants, will give you years of enjoyment.

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Introduction to Native Botany
Introduction to Native Botany
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Native Botany @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Introduction to Native Botany Saturday, July 14th $45 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Plants are amazing organisms. Every year more scientific discoveries shed light on the fascinating lives of plants from tiny algae to ancient trees.
1:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A walk and talk in a wide variety of forest habitats at Macphail Woods. The focus will be on restoring the native Acadian forest, looking at enhancement methods used on the property over the past
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
9:00 am How to Share a Love of Nature: A...
How to Share a Love of Nature: A...
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm
How to Share a Love of Nature: A Course of Island Educators @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
How to Share a Love of Nature: A Course for Island Educators August 1st – 3rd $200 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network There is almost nothing as rewarding as watching a child fall in love with
1:00 pm Arboretum Volunteer Afternoon
Arboretum Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already

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