Our Farm

Thimble Hill is a small diversified orchard and plant nursery just outside Nelson, BC. We grow edible and useful perennials and vegetable starts, orchard-raised duck and chicken eggs, and seasonal produce. All the plants we sell are propagated and ecologically grown at our farm. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for photos of our farm and updates on events!

What’s New


We are now done our bare-root plant sales for the spring and have sold out of most fruit trees and shrubs. We will be opening our plant stand in early May, where we’ll have a range of vegetable starts, herbs, edible/medicinal flowers, and some potted perennials available. We will not be listing the varieties available on the website, but stay tuned to our social media pages for updates on opening dates to plan your visit to the plant stand! Thank you 🙂

We have ducklings for sale this spring! All birds in our April hatch dates are reserved, but there is still space in our May and June hatches. See our Ducklings page for more details!

Our latest blog posts


  • A Nerdy Note About Nitrogen-fixers
    Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for all plant life. It is a major component in chlorophyll, the compound by which plants take sunlight and CO2 to produce carbohydrates (carbon sequestration!). These carboyhydrates are essential building block for vegetative growth and […]
  • The Soil-Carbon Connection: an introduction to carbon farming
    In the past few years, climate change has evolved from a subject ignored by the general population, to one that now gets daily news coverage. People are increasingly aware of how the destruction of ecosystems and burning of fossil fuels […]
  • Cambium Munchers – techniques for protecting trees from rodents
    It’s been a steep learning curve the past few years as I’ve discovered just how much rodents love to chew the bark of young fruit trees. I’ve had to cut down, re-graft, bridge-graft (trunk bypass surgery), or give up on […]