Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is run by a medical herbalist and a retired soil scientist, using probiotic techniques of building healthy soil microbiota to grow medicinal herbs for a herbal medicine clinic, as well as vegetables, fruits and nuts for sale at our seasonal farm shop.

We have over 250 medicinal plants arranged in display gardens by uses - herbs for the heart, the lungs, the kidneys and so on. The gardens also feature a wheel chair accessible labyrinth, a pond, a sculpture garden and an extensive raised bed vegetable garden.

Main Address:
Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Innisfree Farm
3636 Trent Road
British Columbia V9N 9R4 Canada

Telephone: 250 336-8768
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Chanchal Cabrera, Garden Director
    Curator's Name: Chanchal Cabrera
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Chanchal Cabrera
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 2013
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.6458
    Longitude: 124.9464
    Annual Rainfall: 1150 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 250
  • Special Collections:building data base now
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes