Guided tours are given by Master Gardeners who constantly participate in ongoing education sessions and volunteer throughout the community sharing gardening knowledge. Tours take approximately 1 hour through the Gardens at HCP’s 9 acre demonstration garden. Your tour guide will:

  • give an overview of the history of HCP, Viaduct Lake and Conservation Area and Victoria’s climatic zone.
  • show guests what plants are in bloom when they visit.
  • lead guests to some of the most interesting native and non-native plants.
  • answer questions, name plants and give best cultural practices including Pest Management.
  • advise guests which plants are less susceptible to deer.
  • advise guests about popular events including Hellebore Sunday, Spring and Fall Plant Sales and the Art & Music in the Gardens festival.
  • discuss: Zen Garden, Tea House, Rock Wall Building, Raised Bed gardening, Bonsai Garden.
  • describe the Pacific Horticulture College and how Landscape Horticulture technicians and Master gardeners are trained.

We recommend giving your group a bit of extra time to visit our charming gift shop, have a bite to eat at Charlotte and the Quail, or wander the gardens on their own.


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