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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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News from the Garden

Join our Volunteer Conservation Team!

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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

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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

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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

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