yellow flowers

The Arboretum contains wildflowers that are natural to our area as well as those that have invaded our site.  Plus, our gardens contain a lot of spectacular species as well.  In the spring, Victoria Woods is full of White Trilliums as well as Trout Lilies, Red Trilliums, Jack-in-the –Pulpits, False Solomon’s Seal and Blue Cohosh.  In the summer, our gardens are a palette of colour to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and humans!  In the fall, we have lovely fields of goldenrod, a beautiful yellow plant that is wrongly blamed for hayfever.  In the winter the blooms are dormant, but many of their stalks are visible and their seeds feed our winter birds.

Species Lists: 

flowering tree

To see our lists of wildflowers as well as trees, lichens, fungi, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish, please go to our Arboretum Biodiversity page. We update these lists periodically.


pink flowers

We offer many courses on perennials, wildflowers and gardening.  Check them out on our workshop page.


some of the booklets and biodiversity sheets available

We sell a Spring Woodland Wildflower booklet to help you identify our early blooming forest flowers.  Go to the booklet page for details.


yellow flowers

Check out our Flickr page for flower photos.


fountains in the Italian garden

Plant lists for the Italian, English, Japanese, and Gosling Wildlife Gardens can be found on the main gardens page.