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Youth Programs

  Upcoming Youth Workshop Programs for FALL 2017   Arts & Music in the Gardens – Children’s area Arts and Music in the Gardens is the HCP’s largest annual fundraiser and has become one of Victoria’s finest art events. Join us for a weekend of arts, music, artisinal food, and award-winning gardens. Stop by the children’s area to visit Paula for puppet making, a scavenger hunt, arts & crafts and seeds to go. Children’s face painting is right next door too! Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27 Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm Admissions:  General: $12 Student/Senior: $10 Members: Free Children 16 & Under: Free Buy your tickets in advance online for a reduced rate! Accessible parking is available on-site, and a free shuttle will leave regularly from Vancouver Island Tech Park for an easy parking experience. Please note that although your furry friends are allowed in the gardens on a leash, they are unable to travel on the shuttle bus. JMG KID’S GARDEN CLUB Once a month we meet for seasonal gardening activities in our very own JMG Garden Plot! Our growing season starts early, and there is always lots to do!! When the weather is not quite ideal, we can work indoors to start seeds, learn to propagate plants, plan our home gardens, build trellising, and lots more. When the weather cooperates, we spend every minute creating garden beds,...

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THE GARDENS AT HCP IS HIRING – SUMMER STUDENTS

The Gardens at HCP is hiring three summer students. Please see below for position and application descriptions:   Position 1: Events Assistant The Gardens at HCP is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and maintenance of 104 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands . We are currently looking for a post-secondary student to help full the summer employment position of Events Assistant from June 28th – August 26th. Hours will vary according to event schedules and may include daytime,...

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Reindeer Workshop

Drop in and make your very own unique reindeer. All pieces will be cut and prepared ahead of time so all you need to do is get creative and have fun! The instructor Lonnie Paton will be there to guide participants through the process. At the end of the class you will have your own Rudolf, Blitzen or Dasher to take home with you. This is a great activity to get the whole family into the festive spirit. There are no reserved spots for this workshop and quantities are limited so be sure to get there early. Cost: $15...

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Community Education

The Gardens at HCP offer great Community Education workshops for everyone, from landscape professionals to hobbyist gardeners. We offer a wide range of topics including pruning, basket weaving, flower arranging and more.

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School Programs

School Tours Elementary school children learn in a hands-on way by exploration and activities in one or more of our 30 Demonstration Gardens. Register for a 90-minute class or use the Gardens to reinforce classroom teaching using the: First People’s Ethnobotany Trail Takata Japanese Garden Children’s Garden Farm Garden Urban Backyard Garden Compost Demonstration Conservation Trails Bird Viewing Platforms Booking a field trip is easy! Email Paula at [email protected] or by phone...

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Master Gardener

Master Gardener Program February to May 2018 Thursdays 6pm to 9pm and Sundays 9am to 12 noon **Registration for 2018 starting July 2017 ** Call 250 479 6162 to add your name to the interest list for early registration. Lifelong learning is at the heart of the Victoria Master Gardener Association, the idea that no one can possibly know it all; that there is no shame in saying “I don’t know but I know who to ask”. Amazing gardeners here at the HCP say it all the time. The thing is you have to start somewhere and the Master Gardener Program is the place. You will learn current, reliable home gardening basics – the framework to pin everything else to. You will also learn how to look it up, who to ask and how to share that knowledge of sound, environmentally responsible gardening practices with the community. The course is taught at the HCP by a Pacific Horticulture College instructors and Master Gardeners and consists of 26 3-hour sessions that combine classroom instruction, home study, hands-on practicum, assignments and in-class projects. Guest lecturers add their knowledge, contributing immeasurably to the experience.  The cost including all handouts and texts is $745.00. Following the completion of the classroom course, graduates can become members of the Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) as a Master Gardener in Training. To receive Master Gardener Certification completion of...

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