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.

What’s New


We are offering an online Food Forest Design Course running Thursday mornings from February 18 – March 18, 2021. You can learn more about the course HERE!


The nursery is closed for the winter – thank you to everyone who supported our farm in 2020! We will be updating our available plant list in March once the snow melts, and our farm stand will re-open in early spring with a wide selection of vegetable starts and edible perennials. Bare-root fruit trees will be dug up and ready for their new homes in April. If you would like to reserve any fruit or nut trees, check out the varieties available on our Trees and Shrubs page, and send us an email with what you’re interested in – thimblehillnursery@gmail.com. Have a great winter and see you again in the spring!

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 […]