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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific

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505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
250-479-6162 http://hcp.ca

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April 2017

Pesticide Applicator Exam

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator Exam (Landscape General Category): Monday, April 24, 6-9pm For those who have completed the BC Pesticide Applicator’s License Course, or who are just required to take the exam. Cost if you sign up for the exam only: $110 To sign up please contact College Administration at (250) 479-3210, or via email form:

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Medicinal Herb Walk & Wildcrafting 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 Lily Fawn Join Herbalist and Teacher, Lily Fawn for a lovely medicinal herb walk and wildcrafting adventure at the Gardens at HCP. Tour the beautiful medicinal herb garden, native plant garden and the conservation areas. Learn about wildcrafting, foraging, herbs as medicine and how/when to to pick wild medicinals. Additionally the class will include a harvest which we will use to prepare an edible herbal snack to share or take home. HCP Members $40 Non Members $45 To register, call 250 479 6162…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 newplants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be…

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Propagating 101

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Propagating 101 is a fun way to grow plants from cuttings. If you like to watch things grow, you will love trying these experiments at home. Learn about taking cuttings, natural growth hormones, and what kind of growing medium to use to grow lots of plants from cuttings on your own! Saturday, April 29     1:00 – 3:00 pm Fee: $20 (materials provided)                                     Ages: 8 to 14 years

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Propagating Plants Workshop

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Gordon Mackay In this workshop participants will learn about the main types of plant propagation - from cuttings, seed, division and layering. Due to current trends and demand, sufficient time will be made for fruit tree propagation which can be done by grafting and budding. The focus will be on hardy outdoor plant material. Participants who have a grafting knife should bring it along as there will be opportunities to practice grafting and taking cuttings. HCP Members $35 Non Members $45 To register,…

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May 2017

Kids Garden Club

May 6 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Fill Your Boots Succulent Workshop

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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This workshop will give you another way to love that old favourite pair of boots. Bring along an old pair of boots to use as planters for a creative arrangement of succulents. Our Head Gardener Linda Petite will guide you through the process and teach you some tips about working with succulents. Succulents and soil are provided. HCP Members $30 Non-Members $45 To register, call 250 479 6162.

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Willow Club Chair Workshop

May 7 @ 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 Classic Willow Club Chair. This is a great introduction to rustic building. All tools and materials will be provided. Dress appropriately and bring a packed lunch. HCP Members $225 Non-Members $250 To register, call 250 479 6162.

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Converting Lawn To Native Meadow Workshop

May 13 @ 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 Back due to popular demand! This workshop will provide practical advice on how to convert conventional lawn to meadow habitat using a variety of techniques. Kristen Miskelly, biologist and owner of Saanich Native Plants, will guide participants through developing a site plan, site preparation, planning materials, and maintenance. Participants will go home with some of the tools needed to embark on their own lawn to meadow restorations. Members $45 Non-Members $60 To sign up: Please call 250…

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Garden Stepping Stones

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Garden Stepping Stones – these are a beautiful and practical way to make a pathway through a favourite garden, soggy area or across a lawn or vegetable garden. Bring an adult to help you make a lasting piece of art for your garden or as a gift for MOM! Saturday, May 13             10:00 - 12:00 noon Fee: $25 (materials included)                                      Age: 5 – 12 years

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Rock, Wood, Crevice Garden Presentation

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Gordon Mackay Learn why these garden styles are becoming so popular with Gordon Mackay, PHC College instructor. Gordon will share many examples of rock wood and crevice gardens to get your imagination going. Participants will learn about techniques used to install a crevice and rock garden and hopefully be inspired to try these at home in their own gardens. HCP Members $35 NonMembers $45 To register, call 250 479 6162

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The Art of Bonsai – Root Cutting Workshop

May 20 @ 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. This is the second of a three part series and can be taken on its own. Come pot up the bonsai you made in spring or learn about root cutting with your own plant.  Learn how to control roots by trimming and using different types of soil. Workshop includes an asian style shallow pot. Part Three, September 23 will cover Winter…

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The Herbal Kitchen – Cooking With Wild Edibles Workshop

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Lily Fawn Come spend the afternoon learning to find and identify medicinal edible herbs.  Wild plants are nutritious, tasty and a great way to increase your health and cut your grocery bill.  In this workshop you will learn about the many delicious, healthy and nutritionally-packed wild edible, medicinal plants that are yours for the picking! This class will focus on healthy edible weeds that grow all around us. You will learn how to identify and harvest these tasty edibles, as…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 newplants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be…

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The Art of Bonsai

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The Art of Bonsai – if you have always wondered how these little plants stay small, come and learn a bit about the history of these beautiful art forms. Then begin to train a tree or shrub of your own. It can take years to reach its full potential as a Bonsai, but we can get started together! Saturday, May 27      1:00 – 4:00 pm Fee: $35 (includes a 1 gallon plant suited to Bonsai)    Age: 8 – 14 years

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Introduction to Garden Design Workshop Series

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Patty Brown This 9-session course with PHC instructor Patty Brown is designed for the homeowner and for those with an interest in landscape design. Students will learn to draft and design a residential landscape plan to scale. Two field trips will be used to look at existing landscapes and plant choices. Topics covered will include design principles and processes, garden styles, site analysis, plants as design elements and landscape materials. For the practical side of this course, it is…

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June 2017

Kids Garden Club

June 3 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Herbal Tincture Making Workshop

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Lily Fawn Herbalist, Lily Fawn, shares the secrets of medicinal tincture making. She will walk participants through the different types of tinctures and the various ways to make them. This herbal workshop is designed seasonally in order to utilize fresh wild-gathered or herbs from the garden. This session will also offer an informative introduction to a materia medica of the herbs used in the class and receive a detailed handbook outlining all the information covered in class. You will…

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Willow Chair Workshop

June 11 @ 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. Participants may bring a helper to assist them with building their chair. All tools will be provided. HCP Members $250 Non Members $275 To register, call 250 479 6162.

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 newplants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be…

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July 2017

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 newplants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be…

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Garden Arts Camp – July 24 to 28

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Kids love to explore nature. The Gardens at HCP provide endless exploration and natural materials to create keepsakes & art. Each day we will go on a scavenger hunt to explore a different part of the garden and create beautiful and practical pieces to take home, including planters, weavings and more!  All materials are supplied for the activities. No discounts apply. Date: July 24 - July 28 (Monday to Friday) Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Age: 5 to 11…

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August 2017

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 newplants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be…

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September 2017

Kids Garden Club

September 9 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 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 & can…

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The Art of Bonsai – Winter Care

September 23 @ 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. This is the third of a three part series and can be taken independently. Bonsai, and most plants, can use a little extra love late in the year.  Come to class to trim and refine your bonsai that has been growing all year.  If you need to create a bonsai or repot your bonsai we can do that this class too.  But we will also focus on…

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October 2017

Kids Garden Club

October 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Herbs for Immune Health Workshop

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Lily Fawn The Fall and Winter brings on the cold and flu season. This workshop introduces medicinal herbs that are effective for boosting the immune system, treating colds naturally and speeding up recovery time. Building a natural home medicine chest is a good starting point from which to explore the uses of natural medicines and their effects on your family. We will discuss the basics, what remedies to have on hand and how to use them. You will also…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 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 & can…

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November 2017

Kids Garden Club

November 4 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 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 & can…

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December 2017

Kids Garden Club

December 2 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 29, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2 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 & can…

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