Only donations of straight species, (no cultivars) native to Ontario and Québec are accepted. Plant donations are accepted during our summer plant giveaways.

VASCAN is the reference used to determine whether a species is native or not. You can watch this video by Sundaura Alford-Purvis to learn how to navigate VASCAN.


Why the origin matters

The best way to confirm a plant is native is to buy them from trusted sources. Trusted sources declare where their seeds or plants come from, and confirm that they have been harvested ethically.

We have many options locally

There are other options in Ontario


Download and fill in this form and submit it to the Library before or during our upcoming plant giveaway events (you can also submit a hand written form)

Have questions? Please contact us