News from the Gardens

Mixed Borders Garden

Today's major design trend is a mixed border garden, because it can provide year round interest in smaller home gardens using a combination of plants that: horticulturally belong together, look […]

Mediterranean Garden

Features plants found in the different regions of the world where Mediterranean gardens flourish: South Africa, California, the Mediterranean Basin, Central Chile, South Africa, and South Western Australia. Victoria has a […]

Lily Garden

This garden is devoted primarily to the genus Lilium and demonstrates different varieties of asiatic hybrids, trumpet hybrids, and oriental lilies, in a wide range of sizes and colours. It […]

Heather Garden

A demonstration of Heathers and companion plants that grow on a windy, sunny slope. “Heather Drifts”, which simulate vast moorland covered with heathers. A “river” of summer-flowering varieties flows down through […]

Drought Tolerant Garden

The changing climate has necessitated a need to alter our watering practices. Exposed to full sunlight, all plants are chosen to provide long seasons of interest & light watering requirements (once […]

Doris Page Winter Garden

Dedicated to horticulturist Doris Page, who was credited with bringing Hellebores to Vancouver Island and for showing that Victoria is one of the few places in Canada where you can […]

The Children's Garden

This garden offers a mixture of experiences with features to touch, smell and explore. With vegetable beds changing with the seasons, children can help weed, sample lettuce, broccoli, and peas, and […]

Bonsai Garden

Created in 2014, with over 60 bonsai trees on display. Bonsai is a Japanese phrase meaning “plant in a tray. It includes many styles of miniaturized tree arrangements and containers that […]

Ann's Garden

Created as a cottage-style garden in memory of Barbara Ann Jardine (1923-1991), a long time volunteer at the HCP. A mixture of old-fashioned flowering shrubs and perennials, spring bulbs, self-seeding […]

Adopt-A-Tree Program

Adopt-A-Tree Program Cost: $2,000 Tax receipts will be issued to each donor. A plaque inscribed with the botanical and common names of the tree and the dedication will be placed […]

Gifts Of Securities

You Will Benefit by Donating Your Publicly-traded Securities – Not Cash You may not have the available cash, but you can still make a difference and benefit tax-wise by the […]

Planned Giving

Planned Giving – A Partnership in Perpetuity A planned gift is a very thoughtful and personal matter. It is a gift now which the HCP will receive in the future. […]