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

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August 2017

Pesticide Applicator License Course and Exam

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator License Course Dates: Course: August 14 + 21 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Exam: August 25, 9 am - 12 pm   Information: The cost for the course with books is $400 and without books is $280. Exam only is $110. To sign up and pay for the course, you can phone in to pay via credit card, pay via e-transfer ([email protected]) or pay in person.

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Pesticide Applicator License Exam

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator License Course Dates: Course: August 14 + 21 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Exam: August 25, 9 am - 12 pm (Exam)   Information: The cost for the course with books is $400 and without books is $280. Exam only is $110. To sign up and pay for the course, you can phone in to pay via credit card, pay via e-transfer ([email protected]) or pay in person.

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Arts & Music In the Gardens

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Now in its 23rd year Arts & Music in the Gardens is one of the most well-loved festivals in Victoria, BC. Featuring three stages and up to fifty artists you will enjoy wonderful creative, local talents. Set with the backdrop of nine acres of demonstration gardens you will have the opportunity to explore as well as be entertained. Information for Artists and Musicians: We are recruiting artists and musicians for 2017 Arts & Music in the Gardens. This year we have…

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Arts & Music In the Gardens

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Now in its 23rd year Arts & Music in the Gardens is one of the most well-loved festivals in Victoria, BC. Featuring three stages and up to fifty artists you will enjoy wonderful creative, local talents. Set with the backdrop of nine acres of demonstration gardens you will have the opportunity to explore as well as be entertained. Information for Artists and Musicians: We are recruiting artists and musicians for 2017 Arts & Music in the Gardens. This year we have…

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Picnic in the Garden

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Our annual summer Picnic in the Garden has returned! Last Wednesday of every month: May 31, June 28, July 26, and August 30.

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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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Fairy Garden Workshop

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Join us at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific for a Fairy Garden Workshop. We will begin with an enchanted walk through the Gardens where children will collect natural materials to use towards the creation of their own take home Fairy Garden. They will have a chance to explore a variety of materials such as clay, moss, and twigs. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and participate. Date: Saturday, September 9 Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Ages: 5+ Cost: $15 **For registration,…

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Willow Chair Workshop

September 10 @ 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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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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Effective Microbes for the Garden

September 17 @ 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 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 a sample of their own. HCP Members $25 Non Members $30 To register, call 250 479…

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PHC 30th Anniversary Celebration

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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PHC 30th Anniversary Celebration - Sunday September 17, 1:00 to 4:00 pm Current and past students, instructors, and staff will be gathering at the Gardens at HCP to mingle and celebrate this special year for the College. Join us for an afternoon of reminiscing, photos, activities, and great conversation. Light refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring a snack item if you like too! Please RSVP to [email protected]

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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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Watercolour Paper Basket Workshop

September 23 @ 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 Learn the art of basket weaving with Joan Carrigan, experienced instructor and artist. Watercolour paper is very strong and durable and offers endless opportunities for the basket maker. In this workshop, we will be plaiting with ¼” wide pre-painted watercolour paper creating an attractive decorative vase with curl embellishments. Please bring sharp scissors, a ruler, and a flat screwdriver. Variations of shaping and curl embellishments will be on hand for participants to choose their own design. HCP Members $120…

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Creating a Cut Flower Garden Workshop – Fall

September 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 Eiddwen Thomas This Fall workshop is part of a seasonal four part series on Growing Your Own Cut Flower Garden. Each class can be taken on its own or as part of the series. Learn about beautiful flowers, grasses, herbs, and foliage you can use in the fall for cutting and making into your own gorgeous fall arrangement with Eiddwen Thomas of Cartref Gardens. Find out about fall clean up and soil preparation for next year. Learn what bulbs…

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College Information Session

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Thinking about a career in horticulture? Our next full-time Horticulture Certificate Program starts in January 2018. Learn about the program and the application process, see the gardens and bring all your questions to our information session on September 25, 2017, 6pm @ The Gardens at HCP. Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. To register, please email [email protected]    

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October 2017

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop: The First Year

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Gordon Mackay The interest and popularity of this wonderful craft is increasing every year. It is very important to become familiarized with the hive and the honey bee before you get your bees to maximize your chance of success.  This workshop will focus on the beginner beekeeper who is planning on setting up a hive in the spring of 2018, or for those that have had bees for a year. If you attended our Spring Backyard Beekeeping course with…

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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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Stepping Stone Workshop

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come to the Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific to learn to create a beautiful garden path that will add art to your home garden. Concrete, stones, gems, shells, and hands will be used to create a lasting impression! Parents/Guardians are asked to stay for the duration of the workshop. Date: Saturday, October 7 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm OR 2:00pm - 3:00pm Ages: 5+ Cost: $15 **For registration, please contact the HCP office at 250-479-6162**

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Kombucha Workshop

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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Willow Chair Workshop

October 15 @ 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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Hopi Style Wicker Tray Workshop

October 21 @ 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 Learn the art of basket weaving with Joan Carrigan, experienced instructor and artist. In this workshop, we will be weaving a beautiful tray inspired by the Hopi trays of the Southwest. The unique start and the sturdy structure with colour and pattern options, offer the participant the opportunity to complete a unique functional and decorative platter. We will be using dyed reed and raffia to make this basket. Please bring sharp scissors, an old towel, spray bottle,…

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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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Terrarium Garden Workshop

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Explore the amazing world of plants, how they grow and what you need to know to build and maintain your own miniature indoor garden. Participants are invited to bring along a glass container to transform (a great upcycle activity with an open glass container 20cm or less). Plants and other materials will be provided. Date: Saturday, November 4 Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Ages: 5+ Cost: $15 **For registration, please contact the HCP office at 250-479-6162**

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Twining a Bowl with Rush and Sedge Workshop

November 5 @ 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 Learn the art of basket weaving with Joan Carrigan, experienced instructor and artist. Soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves offer the basket maker a beautiful material for fine twining. In this workshop, we will be weaving a small bowl employing a plaited base, variations of twining for the sides and lovely rolled border. This is a traditional European basket material which we have plenty of access to here in the Pacific Northwest. Please bring…

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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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