Welcome to the Prickly Pear Garden Center!

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Based in the heart of historic Steveston, The Prickly Pear is a destination garden centre. We have a great selection of perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses and colourful containers. If you have eclectic tastes, be sure to check out our collection of giftware, garden statuary, fountains and home decor. Learn more...

(Photos do not represent current stock, as our stock is constantly changing. Please call or visit regarding stock inquiries.)
Hours and Contact

The Prickly Pear Garden Centre is located in beautiful Steveston, British Columbia. Please feel free to contact us at any time. For directions please call or use the Google Maps below to help you find your way.

Phone: 604-241-4717

- Everyday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Remembrance Day
- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

- December 25th to January 1st
- July 1st

12311 No. 1 Road Richmond, BC, V7E 1T6

Garden Tour

Inside The Pear

If you want to see everything we have inside at the Prickly Pear, make sure to give yourselves lots of time. We have a large, eclectic assortment of giftware, stuff for the home, as well as tropical plants, fresh flowers, seasonal goodies and essential items for the gardener.

Outside The Pear

Winter, spring, summer and fall, you can find something you need, outside in our garden area. From the city's best hanging baskets spring and summer, to pumpkins and Christmas trees, fall and winter. Year long, we have a great assortment of outdoor containers, planted and ready to brighten up your deck or doorway, or empty and awaiting your inspiration.

Around Town

Steveston is a little corner of Richmond. When our grand-parents lived here there were numerous canneries, a large fishing fleet and a few farms. Now Steveston is a place to wander the waterfront, get fish and chips, check out the shops and of course the garden centre. The canneries are gone but the fishing fleet remains and seafood can be purchased right off the boats at the sales dock.

About Us

About The Prickly Pear Garden Center

Although small compared to most garden centres, we fill our store to the brim with the best quality plants we can find. Our giftware selection is varied and constantly changing. The Prickly Pear is definitely a store for all seasons.

About the Owners

The Prickly Pear Garden Centre, established in 1995, is locally owned and operated. Descendants of Richmond pioneers, owners Brian Gilmore and Patti Maskall were both born and raised in Steveston and still live in the area.


Christmas comes to the Prickly Pear in early November. Our store is transformed to a holiday wonderland, full of ornaments and decorating ideas. Trees and greens arrive late in the month, fresh for December trimming. Don't forget about us when it comes to gift giving. We always have a great assortment of gifts, something for everyone on your list.


We pride ourselves on our varied selection of merchandise. We buy only the best quality plants local growers have to offer. Our giftware and statuary come from many local, as well as worldwide sources.

Castart Studios

One of our major statuary suppliers. See their complete catalogue.

Davan Designs

A Canadian based company that designs high quality, water resistant canvas bags for everyday life.

Kitras Art Glass

Inspirational and unique glass pieces made in Ontario, Canada

Proven Winners

Colours galore! Ideas for containers, tips and facts.