Shawnigan Gardens

Welcome to Shawnigan Gardens, at Island Daylily Farm! Two names for two reasons.

We are officially changing our name to Shawnigan Gardens, to better reflect our visitor experience, and our aspirations as an event venue and destination for tourism, weddings, and retreats.

As we continue to grow it's become clear that our original name "Island Daylily Farm" no longer fully represents what we have become. Our reputation as the largest supplier of daylilies on Vancouver Island is established, and we will continue to expand our selection and maintain the customer service that has brought us many delightful and loyal customers.

But now, we are so much more than that.

Over the last several years we have created a unique space for events and weddings, which incorporates:

1) A fully covered, 2700 square foot open-air Event Centre. Accented with a decorative concrete floor for your dining and dancing pleasure, it is a spacious and picturesque location for weddings, events, retreats, and functions of up to 200 people.

2) A Facilities Building, housing a lovely 5 station bridal salon for hair styling and makeup application; a catering staging/kitchen area, and separate women's, men's, and disabled washrooms.

3) Green Space. Expansive new lawn areas create a relaxed and inviting environment for your guests to play or mingle. For larger parties, we have ample room for the setup of additional covered area next to the Event Centre.

4) Parking. Expanded capacity for you and your guests with adjacent parking for the elderly and disabled.

After much consideration, including valued customer feedback, we have chosen the name "Shawnigan Gardens" as a succinct and iconic brand with which to welcome our visitors, and guide future growth.

We are the largest grower and supplier of specialty daylilies on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. 

Here, you can find hundreds of distinct cultivars (varieties) of this surprisingly varied and colourful perennial known as Hemerocallis. Many of our cultivars  are well-known for their hardiness in the north and have been the perennial stars of northern gardens for years. Other beautiful, and exotic cultivars benefit from southern Vancouver Islands’ fortuitous California-like inclusion in plant hardiness zones 7 and 8. 

Our daylilies have something for everyone, allowing you to plan for shorter border-edging miniatures, to stunning five foot tall backdrop plants, in a range of colours and combinations that will inspire you. Whatever your taste, you are sure to be surprised and enthralled as you explore the beauty of our terraced garden-ways, nursery beds and shade house. 

Whether you seek a unique gift that will bring joy to someone special for years, you landscape professionally, or you just want to browse, drop by soon. We look forward to meeting you here in the "warm land”. We are just a half hour north of Victoria’s downtown core, and we are open seasonally (May - August) and by individual appointment. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. 

Come find a little bit of heaven on Canada's Pacific coast when you visit Shawnigan Gardens, At Island Daylily Farm!