Thimble Hill is a small-scale farm and plant nursery just outside Nelson, BC. Our nursery focuses on edible and useful perennials and all the plants we sell are propagated and ecologically grown at our home just above the west arm of Kootenay Lake.

What’s New


We’ve unfortunately had to cancel our fall plant sale. But if you are looking for something specific, send us an email and we can arrange pick up or delivery. We will be digging up orders of our bare-root apple, pear, medlar, shipova, quince, and seedling nut trees during the first week of November once the trees are dormant. These will also be available in spring 2021. See the Trees and Shrubs page for what is available.

Our latest blog posts


  • A lengthy, nerdy note about Nitrogen-fixers
    This article is adapted from a facebook post that was published on June 8, 2019. 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 […]
  • 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 […]