Regina Plain Native Plant Nursery

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Canada - Saskatchewan - Regina

Institution Code: REGIN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Forb plots in the Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery
Forb plots in the Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery

About the Regina Plain Native Plant Nursery

The Regina Plain Landscape is a level to very gently undulating glacial lake plain, associated for the most part with dark brown clay soils. For this reason, it is ideal for annual crop production, and nearly all the area is cultivated. Field surveys conducted by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority have indicated that less than 0.1% of the 1.1 million acre Regina Plain Landscape Area remains as native prairie.

Because differences in topography, soils, and geographic location may lead to differences in species composition and genetic characteristics, restoring native prairie on the Regina Plain using seed from plants found within the landscape should conserve species and genetic diversity.


The nursery allows the multiplication of the small amount of wild seed that is available. It is also increases the ease of harvesting and protects remnant sites from being harmed by repeated removal of seeds. By putting the nursery in the city, it will not only conserve species and genetic biodiversity, but provide opportunities for research, education, and urban awareness.

The nursery presently contains 56 species of forbs, 25 species of grass, 3 sedges, and 4 woody species for a total of 89 species.

Main Address:
Regina Plain Native Plant Nursery
Riverside Memorial Park
815 Assiniboine Avenue E.
Regina
Saskatchewan S4P 3C8 Canada

Telephone: (306) 787-8707
Fax: (306) 787-0780
URL: www.swa.ca/Stewardship/PrairieStewardship/Default.asp?type=Nursery or http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/what-we-do/habitat/gardening-gab/feature-nurseries/regina-plain-native-prairie-seed-nursery.html
Primary Email: jennifer.lohmeyer@swa.ca

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jennifer Lohmeyer, Program Coordinator
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1999
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 50.42436
    Longitude: -104.56515
    Annual Rainfall: 304 mm
    Altitude: 577.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 89

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No