Hawaiian Botanicals
About Us


Nursery Information


Visitor Information

Nursery Description



Hawaiian Botanicals & Water Gardens is a Metro Vancouver greenhouse/nursery business located in Richmond, BC. We are primarily a wholesale greenhouse operation, but our Richmond nursery is also open to the public for retail sales on Saturday & Sunday from spring until autumn (see visitor information). We're located 12 km southeast of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). In our retail premises (for onsite sales only), we specialize in air plants, carnivorous plants, outdoor water gardening (aquatic plants) and pond fish (koi & goldfish). For wholesale information, please visit this page of our website: Wholesale


Contact Information:  
Telephone: 604-270-7712 (10 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time)
Email: info@hawaiianbotanicals.com
Fax: 604-270-7779 (9 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time)


Hawaiian Botanicals & Water Gardens,
6011 No. 7 Road,
Richmond, B.C.
V6W 1E8,  Canada
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2017 Hours of Operation:
From April 01 until October 31, we are open for local retail sales on Saturday and Sunday only. As we're now primarily a wholesale supplier, we no longer ship retail orders. Wholesale orders are packed and shipped on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Wholesale customers can also schedule a visit on these days. We're unable to process wholesale orders on weekends during the spring & summer, as we are too busy helping our retail customers.
Please note that our scheduled hours of operation change periodically throughout the year. If you are planning on visiting us during our late fall to winter off-season, you will need to email or phone us to book an appointment.


Retail & Wholesale Schedule for our 2017 Season


April 01 - May 05, 2017

Retail hours: 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday.
Wholesale only: 10 am - 5 pm, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Closed: Thursday & Friday.
May 06 - September 03, 2017

Retail hours: 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday.
Wholesale only: 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Wednesday.
Closed: Thursday & Friday.
September 04 - October 2017


Retail hours: 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday.
Wholesale only: 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Wednesday.
Closed: Thursday & Friday.
November - December, 2017


Retail hours: Closed for the winter (appointments accepted).
Wholesale Ordering: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Local wholesale visits: Due to our busy Christmas shipping schedule, please book an appointment before visiting.
Dec. 23, 2017 - Jan. 01, 2018 Closed for the holidays.
January 02 - 31, 2018

Wholesale: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm;  by appointment.
Retail hours: Closed for the winter (appointments accepted).

Our Location

We are located at 6011 No. 7 Road, at the southwest corner of Westminster Hwy. and No. 7 Road in Richmond, BC; approximately 12 km from the Vancouver International Airport.
Route suggestions below (scroll down for public transit):

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From Vancouver
via the Oak Street Bridge


Take the Shell Road exit south from Hwy. 99 after crossing the bridge and proceed south to Westminster Hwy. Turn left onto Westminster Hwy. and proceed east to No. 7 Rd.; about a 6 minute drive from the Shell Road exit. Turn right at No. 7 Rd. and and angle park in the limestone parking area outside our nursery.
From Vancouver or Burnaby via the Knight St. Bridge


Continue to head south along Knight St. after crossing the bridge. At the intersection of Knight St. and Westminster Hwy., turn left onto Westminster Hwy. and proceed east to No. 7 Road, about a 2 minute drive from Knight St. Turn right at No. 7 Rd. and angle park in the limestone parking area outside our nursery.
From New Westminster or Coquitlam




Cross the Queensborough Bridge and continue driving south on Highway 91A. Take the Richmond exit onto Highway 91(you will be heading west) and immediately watch for the Westminster Hwy. exit on your right. Take the Westminster Hwy. exit and turn left onto Westminster Hwy. at the traffic light, at the top of the overpass. Drive west along Westminster Hwy. for approximately 5 minutes, turn left at No. 7 Rd., and angle park in the limestone parking area outside our nursery.
From Surrey or Langley



Access Highway 91 northbound. Cross the Alex Fraser Bridge and take the Richmond exit, heading west along Hwy. 91. Immediately after entering Richmond, take the Westminster Hwy. exit on your right, turn left at the top of the overpass and drive west along Westminster Hwy. to No 7 Rd. Turn left onto No. 7 Road and angle park in the limestone parking area outside our nursery.
From Ladner or Delta


Take Hwy. 99 north through the Massey Tunnel to the Westminster Hwy. exit. Take the exit and turn right,  driving east along Westminster Hwy. to No. 7 Road. Turn right at No. 7 Rd. and angle park in the limestone parking area outside our nursery.
Public Transit via SkyTrain & Bus
From Vancouver: Please note that on weekends, the bus service from central Richmond (No. 3 Rd.) to rural east Richmond is drastically reduced. If you are taking the SkyTrain via the Canada Line from Vancouver, you will disembark at any of these three Skytrain stations: Aberdeen, Lansdowne, or Richmond-Brighouse. You would then board the eastbound 410 bus & disembark at No. 6 Rd. & Maycrest Way. You will then need to walk south along No. 6 Rd., cross Westminster Hwy., and proceed east along the bicycle/pedestrian path to our location at the southwest corner of Westminster Hwy. & No. 7 Rd.

Visitor Information

Visitors with children: Visitors should be aware that our water gardening areas can be a hazard to very young children. In order to ensure that your visit is a pleasant experience, please supervise your children closely at all times. Thank you.    

Visitors with dogs: If you have decided to bring a dog with you, please note that we do not allow dogs within our premises. However, you are welcome to tie up your dog in the shady area adjacent to the nursery entrance.
     It is not our intention to offend dog owners, but we have found it necessary to implement this policy due to the damage caused by dogs jumping into our pond plant tanks. A different set of problems has occurred when dogs are brought into our tropical greenhouse. Due to the presence of a large number of plants, the average dog will assume that the greenhouse is an outdoor environment. When nature calls, the dog will answer. Also, a dog's tail is remarkably efficient at knocking over potted plants.

Nursery Description

Greenhouse: Our 4000 sq.ft. retail greenhouse contains a diverse selection of bromeliads, carnivorous plants, orchids, Tillandsias, and other tropical plants. The southwest bay of the greenhouse features a 20' concrete koi pond and waterfall feature, landscaped along the perimeter with tropical plants.

Water Gardening: This outdoor section of our nursery is devoted to cold-hardy aquatic plants. We stock a wide assortment of plants for ponds: water lilies, marginals, oxygenators, floating plants, and Lotus. We also have a hard goods shop, where you can peruse our selection of fish foods, pumps, filters, ultraviolet clarifiers, and other water garden accessories

Koi House: This 22' long glasshouse features select koi imported from a bio-secure breeding facility in Israel.

Goldfish House: This smaller glasshouse contains our goldfish tanks. Here we stock various sizes & breeds of goldfish such as Comets, Shubunkins, & Fantails.

Recommended Links


The Fowl Farmer's specialty is 'fresh and frozen chicken as well as BC produce and fabulous artisan products.' This farm gate market is located at 15539 Cambie Rd., about 2 km from our nursery.
www.ealandscaping.ca Ash, the owner of E.A. Landscaping, is an experienced arborist.



Borneo Exotics is a wholesale export nursery based in  Sri Lanka. Their website features high resolution photographs of many Nepenthes species & hybrids, as well as tips on the cultivation of carnivorous plants. Hawaiian Botanicals is a Canadian distributor of plants produced by Borneo Exotics. 
Mark Habdas: Instruction in website design & digital photography. Mark is an instructor with the Vancouver School Board.
BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd. Manufacturers of glass and polycarbonate greenhouses.
www.dragonflylanding.ca Koi & Water Gardening in Ontario
www.cobraplant.com Carnivorous plants in the USA