Harvest Festival at HCP for a … Slime of a Time!!

Join us in The Gardens at HCP for our annual harvest festival filled with seasonal activities, games, and exhibits for the whole family! Each year we feature an endangered species to explore. This year special guest Alanah Nasadyk with Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) will introduce us to a local resident you may never have heard of who needs our help!  Help our Head Gardener “wrap it up” for the season, carve a pumpkin, race a slug, and much, much more!! There is something for everyone. We hope you can join us😊

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:  9:30 am-11:30 am
Fee:    $15/family

Please register early and avoid disappointment. Numbers are limited. Call the HCP office at 250-479-6162 to register.

JMG Pro-D Day Camps

This Day Camp will be held in the gardens at HCP where kids will learn about plants, growing their own food, nutrition, and the environment through active gardening and seasonal activities. If you know a child who enjoys outdoor experiences, give us a try!
If you have any questions, please contact Paula McCormick, School & Youth Program Coordinator at HCP ([email protected] ) or by phone ( 250-858-0587 ).

Dates: Friday October 20, 2017; Friday November 24, 2017; Friday February 23, 2018; Friday April 20, 2018.

Junior Master Gardener Camps

These popular camps are full of outdoor gardening activities and exploring nature around us. Our very own JMG Garden Plot keeps us busy as we plant, maintain and harvest year around. When we are not in that garden, we are exploring the many paths and plants around us, or busy with a variety of other nature activities and crafts.

JMG Spring Break Camps
Dates: March 19-23; March 26-29
JMG Summer Camps
Dates: July 9-13, 2018; July 23-27, 2018 (half day JMG Garden Arts Camp); August 7-10, 2018;
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $180/5 day camp; $140/4 day camp; $95/half day Garden Arts Camp


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: 9:45 am – 11:45 am on Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 5, 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

Making a Terrarium Garden Workshop
Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Get creative as you learn about the needs of little plants for indoors, and what better place to place them but in an upcycled glass container. Bring along a glass bowl, vase, jar or other container and see what you can create for your room😊. (Containers should measure no larger than 20 cm in size).  

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ages: 5 + years
Fee: $15/child

Wreath Making for Kids Workshop
Come out and create a beautiful wreath for your home or gift giving this holiday season. Bring an adult along to give you a hand! Check out our selection of greenery and natural materials to make it unique!

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ages: 7 + years
Fee: $15/child (attending adult is included)

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!

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