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Welcome, plant lovers everywhere. Whether you are on a search for a certain plant or looking for a place to satisfy- again – your craving for things to grow, we look forward to serving you.  Among our specialties- Northwest natives, drought-hardy plants and rare trees, shrubs and perennials- there must be something here for you.







The price list can be viewed by clicking the Nursery tab above, then ‘Price List’.  (in the site navigation bar)

We keep our list as up-to-date as possible, but plants come and go all the time. Don’t hesitate to call or write if you have a question about availability.


We are currently without a retail location, but we will be present at several of the spring plant sales in the Seattle area. These are listed in our ‘Moving On’ posting.

Our mail order continues as usual.

MAILING: Colvos Creek Nursery, PO Box 956, Vashon, WA 98070

PHONE: 206.749.9508 / FAX: 206.749.0446




Check out the Mike Lee Plant Blog for thoughts and comments about suitable plants and cultivation requirements for northwest gardens. Interested plant lovers always welcome.


We at Colvos Creek grow plants and create gardens for the special climate of the Pacific Northwest. While mild temperatures allow us to draw from the entire temperate flora and beyond, our dry summers have lead us to feature native plants and compatible drought-tolerant species from similar climates around the world.

But gardens, and the plants in them, should be not only suited to the climate, accomodating to the owner’s needs and easy to maintain, but surprising and beautiful throughout the year. Our large and diverse plant list reflects this belief, and so do our gardens. With our plants, landscape designs and information we want to add to the enjoyment of gardens everywhere.

Besides the nursery and landscape design, we offer writing and illustration services as well as slide lectures on the topics of plants and gardens.

Mike Lee is a registered landscape architect with 30 years experience. He has also illustrated a series of posters on trees and has illustrated books and articles. His writing has appeared in several publications such as Fine Gardening and Pacific Horticulture.

The poster series is available through Good Nature Publishing.

To inquire about a speaking engagement or our other services please use our Contact Form.