2021 Shipping Charges
(Effective April 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021)
|Province||under $125 order||$125-$149.99 order||$150.00-$249.99 order||$250-$349.99 order||$350+ order|
Shipping charges are quoted and guaranteed for orders placed and paid for the day of ordering. Shipping live plants across Canada requires carefull preparation and boxing. Shipping charges do not take into account the staff labour it takes to prepare your order prior to shipping (an average 6 plant order takes 1 hour to prepare). Although we would love to offer free shipping (like Amazon or the "Corporate Giant") we are not shipping a shirt in a bubble envelope. We regret that shipping charges may change at any time to reflect the actual cost of shipping to your locale. Additions to already placed orders may require additional shipping charges.
Shipping/delivery subject to applicable tax
Additional information about Shipping:
Shipping is dependent on Ontario weather and plants will not be shipped until fully emerged from winter dormancy.
Our mail-order division takes orders from January 1st - June 15th.
Shipping season at Hosta Choice Gardens is May 15th - June 30th.
From July 1st - August 15th we must focus on clients visiting our retail location. LATE SEASON MAIL ORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND ONLY IF PRE-APPROVED.
Quoted shipping prices are for hostas only. Their may be additional shipping costs associated with a large order of Mangaves.
We strongly recommend June shipping as this allows time for the hostas to fully emerge and start producing new root growth. Stronger root growth reduces transplant stress.
All hostas are bare-rooted and the roots wrapped in moist paper towel. The moist paper towels are placed inside a plastic bag and then the complete plant is "florist" wrapped in newspaper before being carefully boxed. We use recycled shredded paper for packing...please open your package carefully in an area were the shredded paper can be easily cleaned up. We wrap and package our shipments so they will arrive to you ready to be planted...even if the plants are in transit for 7+ days.
Individual leaves may be removed to fit into our shipping boxes. We take every care to ensure your plants arrive in pristine shape.
The mail-order process is labour extensive and we reserve the right to add, at our discretion, an additional preparation/boxing charge ($2.00/plant) on orders under $100.00 that include more than 7 plants.
Shipping of "New" varieties may be delayed as plant growth cannot be confirmed until they have arrived at our nursery from the grower.
Orders placed before May 15th are subject to availability at time of shipping.
Winter losses and cancelled orders from our growers are beyond our control. We will contact you for instructions / alternate choices if a variety in your order is unavailable to be shipped.
We ship Monday to all Provinces except for Ontario which ships on Tuesday.
We do not ship (other than to Ontario) on weeks that include a holiday Monday.