FireSmart™
Plant Program

About the
Plant Program

The FireSmart BC Plant Program is a simple, visual way to see which plants are considered more fire-resistant at the point of purchase.

The Plant Program provides gardeners, landscapers, and suppliers with the knowledge and tools to help mitigate wildfire risks where they work and live. See the list below to find out if your local garden centre is participating.

Launched in the Spring of 2021

The Plant Program was launched in the Spring of 2021 at two Art Knapp garden centres in Kamloops and Prince George. It quickly became a success, which has led to more garden centres getting onboard.

Don’t see your favourite store below?

Please share this page with them and ask that they reach out to [email protected] if they’d like to learn more.

Participating garden centres
and nurseries

Scroll through the list of participating garden centres and nurseries in British Columbia:

100 Mile House | Cariboo Plant Ranch
Burnaby | Gardenworks
Burnaby | Gardenworks
Campbell River | Campbell River Garden Centre
Campbell River | Sticks 'n Stones Nursery
Chilliwack BC | Minter Country Garden
Christina Lake | Durand's Nursery
Coquitlam | Gardenworks
Cranbrook | Top Crop Garden Farm and Pet
Gibsons | Quality Garden & Pet Ltd
Invermere | Invermere Home Hardware Building Centre
Kamloops | Art Knapp Garden Centre
Kamloops | Purity Feed Co. Ltd.
Kamloops | Lyons Landscaping Inc.
Lone Butte | Horse Lake Garden Centre
Maple Ridge | Grow & Gather
Merritt | Purity Farm and Garden
Nanaimo | Gardenworks
Nelson | Georama
North Vancouver | Gardenworks
Parksville | Cultivate Garden and Gift
Penticton | Gardenworks
Penticton | Penticton Home Hardware Building Center
Penticton | Flowers of the Bench
Prince George | Art Knapp Home and Garden
Prince George | Art Knapp Home and Garden
Princeton | Princeton Flower Stop
Salmon Arm | High Mountain Garden
Vancouver | Hunters Garden Centre
Victoria | Gardenworks
Victoria | Gardenworks
Victoria | Gardenworks Colwood
West Kelowna | Bylands Garden Centre
Windermere | Winderberry

It’s time to get FireSmart with your landscaping

Use our fire-resistant plant tool to find which FireSmart plants will grow in your region. For insights on FireSmart landscaping best practises, visit the FireSmart landscaping tips page.


Fire-Resistant Plants Landscaping Tips

Calling all garden centres and nurseries in British Columbia

Participating garden centres have loved our Plant Program. There are all sorts of benefits for participating garden centres and nurseries:

  • Partner recognition on the FireSmart BC website
  • Official recognition as a certified fire-resistant plant supplier
  • Promotion via paid and organic social media posts
  • Point-of-purchase support, including plant tags, signage,
    and landscaping guides
  • Promotion in media events relating to the program
  • Access to appearances by FireSmart BC mascot Ember for
    community/store events
  • Input on further development of the Plant Program in BC and across the country
Watch:
FireSmart BC Plant Program