History of Starting A Garden


Starting A Garden was founded by Claire McDermott in 1995. It was just a small shop for gardening supplies and assorted plants for gardening hobbyists.


Claire established Starting A Garden with nothing but a burning passion for gardening and a green thumb.


After years of hard work, Starting A Garden has transformed into a one-stop shop for all your gardening supplies.

What Can Starting A Garden Offer?


When you need anything for your garden, Starting A Garden is the name to call:


Everything from silt, sandy, and loamy soils – we got it.

Different kinds of fertilizers – we have it.

All types of gardening tools – we can provide it.

Gardening clothing – we have it in store.

Various garden accessories – we can supply it.


Starting A Garden also has assorted plants and seeds; not just from Canada, but some imported from foreign countries, too. And, if you are looking for something in particular that is not readily available in our shop, let us know and we’ll check what we can do to get it for you.


Visit our physical store anytime between 9 AM to 3 PM, Mondays to Saturdays. Starting A Garden has a store in Victoria, BC, and another, newly opened branch in Toronto.