Happy Holidays to Our Members

Our warmest wishes of the season to the annual membership pass holders of the Gardens at HCP. We look forward to your visits and love getting to know you while you enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Gardens at HCP. The Gardens at HCP would not exist without our members and we hope you enjoy the benefits like: 
  • Free Admission all year to the Gardens
  • Guest passes and any additional guests for a discounted rate
  • 10% off on plants and purchases in the Gift Shop
  • Discounts on Community Education programs
  • Free Admission into the Arts & Music in the Gardens festival
  • 10% discounts at select plant centres throughout Victoria
  • Free admission to participating gardens in the American Horticultural Society 
  • Our monthly E-Newsletter
For more information on Memberships to the Gardens at HCP, please visit our website (they make wonderful gifts for those who love gardening and the outdoors).

One more way to support The Gardens! We have an account at the Bottle Depot!
Our account name is: The Gardens at HCP
How to donate on this account :
The Gardens at HCP
Please advise the cashiers at the beginning of the transaction that you would like to donate the bottles onto our account. Please note: Your friends / family / co-workers etc who will be donating to this account must only reference this account by account name and not by any account numbers that may be found on some of the account transaction receipts. Each depot will have a different account number for your account. 
You can donate at any of the Bottle Depot Branches: 4261 Glanford Ave, 655 Queens Ave, 3961 Quadra St

We hope you have a bountiful 2019 and look forward to seeing you many times over the year.
Pacific Horticulture College Graduation

Pacific Horticulture College held a fantastic graduation ceremony on November 16 to celebrate the achievements of the fantastic full-time program students. It was an incredibly special evening filled with pride, positivity, and laughter. This group of students will be greatly missed around here at HCP, but we wish them the best in their bright futures as horticulturists. Congratulations to the PHC Class of 2018: Francois, Ryan, Claudette, Lauren, Michelle, Jesse, Jacob, Shannon, Kelsey, Maddie, Shy, Bekki, Skye, Kasia, Sauha, Abby, Tyler, Kaylee, and Jason!

Stay tuned for the January newsletter to learn about more PHC updates.
Holiday Decor for Sale

We have lots of great gift and decor ideas in the Gardens at HCP.

Greens are $5 per bundle and handmade wreaths are $25 - $40 depending on size.

Snowmen are made by gardening staff from trees felled in the Gardens. The large ones are $30, small are $15, or one of each for $40.

There are loads of fabulous finds in the gift shop, from gardening tools to Christmas ornaments. Everything is on sale, 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' for the rest of the month with lots of markdowns.  
We have many ideas for any list and you can enjoy the peace of the beautiful Gardens at HCP for a walk while you are here.  
Saanich Seedy Saturday - Save The Date!

Saanich Seedy Saturday is returning to The Gardens at HCP on Saturday, January 13th 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

This year we will have an abundance of local certified organic seeds, along with tasty produce, a children's table, and quality vendors.

Guest Speaker, Dr Trevor Hancock, Hon FFPH will be speaking on the topic of "Feeding a One Planet Region" touching on how the District of Saanich leads the way with One Planet Living initiatives.

$8 includes entry to the Gardens at HCP

Refreshments available at Charlotte and the Quail

Contact and registrations: Haliburton Farm - info@haliburtonfarm.org

Help Us Connect People with Plants

The Horticulture Center of the Pacific is enjoying a few last sunny days of pre-winter glory with a stunning variety of colours on display. The Gardens are spectacular 12 months of the year and we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy them. We have had over 7,000 people visit and enjoy the Gardens this year!
As a charity, HCP relies on philanthropic contributions every year. Our Annual Fundraising Appeal, Keep the Flowers Blooming is now underway as we reach out to our community to help us meet our funding priorities. Thank you if you have already supported us this year. Your ongoing support is vital to our success.
Your donations will provide essential support to some of our Areas of Greatest Need.
Support Keep the Flowers Blooming Fund
Donating to t his fund will allow HCP the flexibility to spend funds where most needed.


Support for Deer Fencing: Cost $10,000

Help protect our gardens with the most effective and permanent deer-deterrent fencing.


Support the Children's Adventure Trail: Cost $10,000

Provide children the opportunity to explore self-guided trails and the interrelationships of living and non-living elements in our environment.


Support our Irrigation Upgrade: Cost $10,000

Upgrade our irrigation system to use water efficiently while maintaining a thriving garden for years to come.
For more information on our areas of greatest need or to see our other fundraising initiatives, please visit our website .  
The Horticulture Center of the Pacific's mandate is "Connecting People with Plants".  This is made possible thanks to the ongoing generous support of our donors. Thank you!

January/February Community Education Programs
One Saturday a month 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Beginning on January 26th.

with Eiddwen Thomas
Sunday, January 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Andrew Kent
Sunday, February 3rd
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

with Joan Carrigan
Saturday, February 9th
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

To register for programs please call 250-479-6162. For more details and a full list  of programs please visit our website.

Winter Closure at the Gardens at HCP

Don't forget, the Gardens at HCP will be closed December 22nd - January 2nd.

Happy Holidays and best wishes from all of us at the Gardens!
Paula, Linda, Giles, Deborah, Jano, Jessica, Laura,
Megan, Cheri and Dana(not pictured)