The Gardens At HCP

Ann’s Garden

Ann’s Garden

Created as a cottage-style garden in memory of Barbara Ann Jardine (1923-1991). A mixture of old-fashioned flowering shrubs and perennials, spring bulbs, self-seeding annuals, and biennials create an informal, colourful, three-season garden.  Plants include Primula,...

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Birds, Bees & Butterflies Garden (The 3B’s)

Birds, Bees & Butterflies Garden (The 3B’s)

This garden was created to demonstrate a variety of plants that attract Birds, Bees and Butterflies to a backyard garden. A mixture of nectar- and pollen-rich plants throughout the seasons include early spring Crocus, summer-blooming Monarda and Echinacea,...

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Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden

Created in 2014, with over 60 bonsai trees on display. It is the only outdoor Bonsai garden in Western Canada and the second largest in all of Canada. The collection is very diverse and has many trees native to Vancouver Island on display. A great display of the art...

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Doris Page Winter Garden

Doris Page Winter Garden

Dedicated to horticulturist Doris Page, who was credited with bringing Hellebores to Vancouver Island and for showing that Victoria is one of the few places in Canada where you can garden year round. Winter visitors will see several varieties of Hellebore and spring...

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Drought Tolerant Garden

Drought Tolerant Garden

The changing climate has necessitated a need to alter our watering practices   This garden demonstrates a variety of plants that tolerate hot and dry summer...

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Herb Garden

Herb Garden

This garden takes you on a delightful and educational journey. It contains five distinct sections, each laid out to provide the visitor with species information and planting interest. When you visit, touch the rosemary, thyme and lavender and be transported by their...

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Hardy Fuchsia Garden

Hardy Fuchsia Garden

A collection of hardy Fuchsias that grow well in our climate. A formal geometric style provides pattern and structure. Styrax japonicus trees provide the partial shade required for many Fuchsia cultivars. Bloom June-October

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Heather Garden

Heather Garden

A demonstration of Heathers and companion plants that grow on a windy, sunny slope. Peak flower color is February-April and July-September. On a sunny spring day visitors are struck by the sight and sound of all the bees foraging among the flowers, grateful for nectar...

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Lily Garden

Lily Garden

This garden is devoted primarily to the genus Lilium. Lily cultivars from all divisions and many species are represented, many hundreds of bulbs in total. Companion plants include many other genera, including a wide variety of Iris and other perennials, to provide...

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Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden

Demonstrates plants that survive in a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and dry summers Foliage, colour and texture are key elements. A  garden that is pleasing to the eye as well as drought tolerant and low maintenance Tender succulents overwinter...

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Mixed Borders Garden

Mixed Borders Garden

Today's design trend is mixed borders because it can provide year-round interest in a smaller home garden. This is one of our most popular gardens showcasing unique plants A combination of small trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals and bulbs are attractive and...

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Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden

A natural setting that showcases Native plants that grow in a Garry Oak and Douglas Fir ecosystem. This habitat includes a dazzling display of spring wildflowers, moss-covered rocks, and a diverse bird and bat...

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Ornamental Grass Garden

Ornamental Grass Garden

Color and size, texture and growth habit add a graceful structural element to this garden. Planted as background, accent plants, screens or edging, grasses add movement and sound to the landscape. Naturalized perennials among the grasses, as well as woody plants, add...

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Rhododendron & Hosta Garden

Rhododendron & Hosta Garden

A woodland setting demonstrates a harmonious garden with year-round interest by displaying both evergreen and deciduous Rhododendrons. Several varieties of Hosta as companion plants provide unusual leaf textures, color and flowers after the peak Rhododendron display...

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Takata Japanese Garden / Zen Garden

Takata Japanese Garden / Zen Garden

A 20-year old garden dedicated to the ‘less is more ‘concept of Japanese gardens. Traditional plants, ponds, streams, ornate bridges, stone lanterns and an authentic teahouse that lead to a tranquil Zen garden. Can you find the subtle turtle in the Zen...

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The Urban Garden

The Urban Garden

Demonstrates organic principles and sustainable practices in an environmentally-friendly setting. Demonstrates what a homeowner can do on a small urban lot. The history of the potager and of kitchen gardens and victory gardens during the war, show that the...

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The Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden

This garden offers a mixture of experiences with features to touch, smell and explore. Children can seek out the Sempervivum salamander, the living Thyme bench, the kid-size arbor, and slate patio with...

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The Farm Garden

The Farm Garden

Located in the lower field. Demonstrates how to grow a combination of veggies, flowers and herbs organically in raised beds. It is in full sun. Drip irrigation is used. Practices in this garden:  crop rotation, companion planting, succession planting, attracting...

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Upper Veggie Garden

Upper Veggie Garden

This garden demonstrates the variety of vegetables that can be grown in our climate year round. It includes herbs, small fruits and many flowering plants - some are edible and some are there simply because they grow independently of care. The raised beds provide...

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Conservation Park

Conservation Park

Free to the public, this 100 acre site includes second growth Douglas Fir surrounding wetlands, walking and cycling trails, and a bird watching platform near the Interurban car park. For about 20 years, efforts have been underway to restore and maintain this area in a...

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Outerbridge Park

Outerbridge Park

This property is located off Royal Oak Drive, Broadmead area. This 9 acre Saanich park was once privately owned by JoAnn Outerbridge. She created an oasis for wildlife, particularly birds. Once known as ‘Shangri-La’Bird and Nature Sanctuary. HCP partners with Saanich...

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