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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 SkilledTradesBC as a designated training provider.

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Upcoming Events



Introduction to Fruit Trees Workshop

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

with Gordon Mackay Course participants will be introduced to pruning fundamentals and concepts for fruit trees, including apple, pear and the stone fruits. We will look at summer versus winter […]



Growing together for Families - March 2024

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$125.00 - Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific

Have you thought about growing your own food crops, but are overwhelmed? Let's work together in the HCP Kids Teaching Garden and transform an area into a garden plot. Learn […]



Introduction to Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

with Mike Rogers The workshop will consist of both a classroom session and an outdoor demonstration of planting, care and maintenance in the garden. Each will be approximately one hour […]



Willow Chair Workshop with Andrew Kent

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmHorticulture Centre Of The Pacific

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 […]


News from the Garden

A Gardener's Guide to Embracing Permaculture

By Bethany Couture Permaculture can be challenging to define, but at its core, it is based on creating sustainable systems that mimic…

We are Hiring - Operations Manager

The Gardens at HCP ( is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a non-profit society and charitable…

Meadow Making at HCP Gardens Part 2 - Fall 2023 Edition

We are pleased to report that, with the help of Pacific Horticulture College students, we were able to plant the native plant meadow…

Donate your Holiday Greens!

The holidays are nearing and soon it will be time for Wreath Making Classes at the HCP. We aim to have over 280 participants signed…