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Pacific Horticulture College

The Pacific Horticulture College has been training professional gardeners since 1987. The College holds a designation certificate under the Private Training Act (B.C. Private Training Institutions Branch)and recognized by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) of British Columbia as a designated training provider.

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Upcoming Events



Garden Nature Academy – Fall Session

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

*This recurring outdoor nature program is limited to 10 students and it fills quickly! The outdoors offers a unique opportunity for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and […]



ONLINE: Continuing Watercolour Classes with Richard Wong

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

Weds, Sept 21 - Oct 26th, 9:30-11:30am (PT) Online via Zoom This is Richard's series of small group watercolour classes for those with some watercolour experience.  This six week series […]



Plant Connections: HCP Home Learners’ Garden Discovery Program

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

Home Learners are invited to join us every Thursday for a full day of land based outdoor learning in our gardens and surrounding woodland areas. This is an opportunity to […]



Pumpkin People Workshop

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

Bring along your family or friends group and create a seasonal Pumpkin person that will be displayed on our lower field for the month! You bring along the clothing and […]


News from the Garden

Join our Volunteer Conservation Team!

Did you know that HCP oversees the stewardship of 100 acres of trail and conservation lands? Are you interested in ecological restoration…

We are hiring – Summer Program Support Staff

The Gardens at HCP is a public garden for learning in Saanich, BC. The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) is a not-for-profit…

Special Topics in Horticulture: Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship Student Blog Post by David Ryves and Alexandra Van Draanen   Water, where to start and what to consider? As…

Special Topics in Horticulture: Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants with Stephanie Jacobs Student Blog Post by Terra Nicholas and Eleni Robson On June 15, we were fortunate enough…