News from the Gardens

Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program

Thinking of a career in horticulture? Start in January and follow the growing season as you go through our 10-month professional training program. In less than a year, you will be ready to move into an exciting, diverse field of work with excellent employment opportunities.


Benefits of Volunteering at the Gardens  Volunteers have been involved with the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific from the outset and still form an integral part of the organization today. […]

Community Education

The Gardens at HCP offer great Community Education workshops for everyone, from landscape professionals to hobbyist gardeners. We offer a wide range of topics including pruning, basket weaving, flower arranging and more.

Conservation Park

Free to the public, this 100 acre site includes second growth Douglas Fir surrounding wetlands, walking and cycling trails, and a bird watching platform near the Interurban car park. For […]

Upper Veggie Garden

This garden demonstrates the variety of vegetables that can be grown in our climate year round. It includes herbs, small fruits and many flowering plants - some are edible and […]

Rhododendron & Hosta Garden

A woodland setting demonstrates a harmonious garden with year-round interest by displaying both evergreen and deciduous Rhododendrons. Several varieties of Hosta as companion plants provide unusual leaf textures, color and […]

Ornamental Grass Garden

Color and size, texture and growth habit add a graceful structural element to this garden. Planted as background, accent plants, screens or edging, grasses add movement and sound to the […]

Native Plant Garden

A natural setting designed so that plants, indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, can be seen growing in an actively cultivated area as well as in a natural setting. Only 20 native […]