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
Address: 269 Macphail Park Rd. Orwell, PE
Nursery Catalogue: Download 2019 Catalogue

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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 pm Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm
Nature Discovery: Session Two This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm
Becoming a Naturalist Session Two This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways,
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm
Bushcraft Ecology Ages 14-16 These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
9:00 am SWE Bushcraft II: Complete Wilde...
SWE Bushcraft II: Complete Wilde...
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bushcraft II: Complete Wilderness Skills/h3> Spend a fun day developing your outdoor savvy. Learn to tie the most essential knots, light a fire safely and consistently, hang a tarp quickly and securely, chop wood, build

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