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March 2018

Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 23, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 23, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 23, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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The Nature of the Native Plant Garden Workshop

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Kristen Miskelly Native plants in home gardens are not only beautiful, but also a way to help maintain local biodiversity, promote positive human connections, and foster an appreciation of nature. Participants will learn about Victoria’s local ecology, including its abundance of unique plant species well-suited to home gardens, and the wildlife that depend on them. Edible, deer resistant, and drought tolerant species will be highlighted. Please add your name to the interest list if the class is full. If…

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Willow Chair Workshop

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Andrew Kent Join artisan Andrew Kent from The Willow Way for this full day workshop.  In one day, with Andrew Kent’s expert instruction, you can make and take home your own Bent Willow Rustic Chair. This is a great introduction to rustic building. Learn how to make a square frame from pieces of alder & work with different sizes of willow to create your chair. All tools will be provided. HCP Members $250 Non Members $275 To register, call 250 479 6162  

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Basketry with Gourds Workshop

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Joan Carrigan In this workshop we will be exploring the use of gourds as a base for coiling. Gourds offer an extension range of decorative design possibilities which combine well with basketry techniques. Discussion will cover the preparation of gourds from the cleaning, cutting, painting and drilling. Next, we will coil around the rim of the gourd using pine needles or other local materials on hand. Please add your name to the interest list if the class is full.…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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Junior Master Gardener – Spring Break Camps

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2018

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts. JMG Spring Break Camps Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29 JMG Summer Camps Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day…

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April 2018

The Art of Bonsai – Design and Care Workshop

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Mark Paterson Come learn the art of bonsai with Mark Paterson, President of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Society in the first of a three part series. Each part  can be taken on its own or as part of the series. In Part one, Mark will teach you how to apply bonsai techniques to a 1 gallon sized plant which you get to take home with you. You will learn bonsai history, design and care. The class will also cover how to…

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Healthy Soils Workshop Series: Effective Microbes for the Garden

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Christina Nikolic This class can be taken on its own or as part of our Healthy Soils Series. Using probiotics in the garden? If you already like the concept of compost tea, you will love learning about Effective Microorganisms (EM). These cultures have similar health benefits in the garden as yogurt has in the gut. Explore how to make and use a fascinating microbial inoculant. Participants should bring a clean empty 1-liter plastic bottle with lid to take away…

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Advanced Pruning Workshop

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Ryan Senechal If you are a hands-on gardener hesitant to prune small trees and shrubs for fear of injuring or undesirably altering the appearance, this course with certified arborist Ryan Senechal is designed to give you the skill you need. In 2 sessions, basic pruning techniques will be reviewed and applied to advanced pruning strategies to encourage desirable structure, reduced maintenance & long term plant health. Your confidence and comfort will grow as you observe and practice field examples…

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Plant identification & Culture Workshops

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Diane Pierce One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  2018 Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 new plants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course &…

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By Donation Monday

April 16
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One event on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on May 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 18, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on July 23, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on November 19, 2018 at 12:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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On the third Monday of every month, admission to the Gardens at HCP is by donation - a great opportunity to check out our beautiful gardens!

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Earth Day – Biodiversity Fair

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Earth Day is a time to get outdoors and see your community. Find out what amazing things are happening to inspire us to be good stewards of our planet!! The Gardens at HCP is hosting a day filled with demonstrations, activities and walks showcasing the importance of biodiversity to ensure natural sustainability for all life forms. We hope you can join us, be inspired and make a difference!! Admission by donation. This event is suitable for schools and the public. 

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Pro-D Day Camp

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 24, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on February 23, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on April 20, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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NEW for the 2017/18 school year! This fun and active garden program is modeled after our popular JMG Garden Camps held in The Gardens at HCP. Our program features lots of seasonal gardening activities, nature and crafts to keep the most avid young gardeners growing! Dates: October 20, November 24, February 23, & April 20 Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ages:   5-12 years Cost:   $38/child **For registration, please contact the HCP office at 250-479-6162**

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Spring Plant Sale

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday April 21 & Sunday, April 22 from 9 am – 4 pm each day. Many unique plants are propagated from the gardens. The Plant List will be available on this page closer to the event date. Admissions into the Gardens is free on plant sale day and Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions. All proceeds raised from the plant sale support the development of our not-for-profit teaching gardens.

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Spring Plant Sale

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday April 21 & Sunday, April 22 from 9 am – 4 pm each day. Many unique plants are propagated from the gardens. The Plant List will be available on this page closer to the event date. Admissions into the Gardens is free on plant sale day and Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions. All proceeds raised from the plant sale support the development of our not-for-profit teaching gardens.

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Meadowscaping for Biodiversity Workshop

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Kristen Miskelly Are you a homeowner or land manager interested in creating a native wildflower meadow in place of lawn or field? Join Kristen Miskelly of Saanich Native Plants to learn what you need to know to create a successful meadow, including which native species to use, how to prepare and plant your area, and how to keep it thriving for years to come. Members $45 Non-Members $60 To register, call 250 479 6162

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Twining with Soft Materials

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Joan Carrigan Soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves offer the basket maker a beautiful material for fine twining. We will be weaving a small bowl-shaped basket with a radiating spoke base, variations of twining for the sides and lovely twined border. We have plenty of access to these basket materials found either in our gardens or local ditches and ponds. Please add your name to the interest list if the class is full. If we have…

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Healthy Soils Workshop Series: Compost Tea for the Garden Workshop

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Christina Nikolic This class can be taken on its own or as part of our Healthy Soils Series. First, what is compost tea, and why is everyone raving about it? Compost tea is the controlled extraction of microorganisms and nutrients from a small amount of high-quality compost and additional nutrient sources into water. The tea can be sprayed on the soil and plants in order to inoculate the landscape with these beneficial microorganisms. Learn about the benefits of compost…

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May 2018

Kombucha Workshop

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Kristy &  Mark Mackenzie-Moore Is there an inner brewmaster hiding in you? This half day course in the art of kombucha tea will instruct you on the proper mixing ratios and techniques to brew your own kombucha. We will explore kombucha with all of our senses. You will get to sample and learn to make primary and secondary fermented kombucha. By the end of the workshop you will be sent home with everything you need for your very own…

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Eat Your Weeds (Wild Edible Herb Walk & Lunch)

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Lily Fawn Join Herbalist and teacher, Lily Fawn for a medicinal herb walk and wild edible adventure in the Gardens at HCP. Wild plants are a nutritious tasty way to increase your health and reduce your grocery bill.  This class will teach you about edible, medicinal weeds that grow all around us. You will learn how to identify, harvest and several different ways to prepare them into meals. Take home recipes and enjoy a wild edible lunch prepared during…

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Plant identification & Culture Workshops

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Diane Pierce One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  2018 Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 new plants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course &…

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