Upcoming Youth Workshop Programs for FALL 2017


Arts & Music in the Gardens – Children’s area

Arts and Music in the Gardens is the HCP’s largest annual fundraiser and has become one of Victoria’s finest art events. Join us for a weekend of arts, music, artisinal food, and award-winning gardens. Stop by the children’s area to visit Paula for puppet making, a scavenger hunt, arts & crafts and seeds to go. Children’s face painting is right next door too!

Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27

10:00am – 4:00pm

General: $12
Student/Senior: $10
Members: Free
Children 16 & Under: Free

Buy your tickets in advance online for a reduced rate!

Accessible parking is available on-site, and a free shuttle will leave regularly from Vancouver Island Tech Park for an easy parking experience. Please note that although your furry friends are allowed in the gardens on a leash, they are unable to travel on the shuttle bus.


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 your garden enthusiast growing their own food at home. There are lots of take homes, from seeds to plants and harvests whenever available.

Club dates: Saturday’s from 9:45 am – 11:45 am on Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

Cost: $10/2 hr session or $65/set of 8 sessions

Ages: All ages welcome! Children under 5 need to be with a supervising/participating adult

Fall Workshops

Fairy Garden Workshop

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

Stepping Stone Workshop

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

Terrarium Garden Workshop

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**

PRo-d Day JMG Camp

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!

Date: 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**


Host a children’s birthday in The Gardens at HCP for an exciting nature experience. Choose from one of our popular themed parties, (Garden Fairies or Nature Habitats) or let us work with you to create a unique event with another theme.

2-hour booking for up to 12 children is $150, including a 30-minute nature walk/hunt, 30-minute craft/activity, and 1 hour to host your family/friends.

Contact Paula [email protected] to plan your child’s next party


Join us with your class or with your homeschoolers to learn about gardening & the environment with a focus on the NEW BC curriculum! – Contact us to learn more!


**Check back soon for details on our Pro-D Day Camps and Harvest Festival**

For any questions regarding youth programs contact Paula at [email protected]