Adult Community Education

The Gardens at HCP offer a diverse range of community education workshops and classes including gardening and horticulture related topics for the home gardener and hobbyist. We also offer classes in garden arts such as basketry, watercolours, wreath making and more. Classes are delivered in-person or online or a blend of both. Many participants return again and again to learn and be part of the warm HCP community of gardeners and artists.

Many classes are discounted for HCP Members. For more information on becoming a member please click here. The best way to get regular updates on upcoming workshops is to sign up for our monthly enews. If you don’t already receive the enews, you can easily sign up by clicking here.

View our calendar of upcoming workshops and events

Plant Identification and Culture Workshops

Monthly class covering 20 plants and their growing requirements. A great foundation for new and experienced gardeners wanting to expand their plant knowledge.

The Master Gardener Program

Gardening 101 for home gardeners, from soils to garden design and more. A prerequisite for joining the Master Gardener Association.

Garden Arts

Explore our regular offerings from basketry to rustic building.

The Backyard Farmer – Beekeeping

Classes and series for beginner honey beekeeping, mason bees and native pollinators.

The Backyard Farmer – Urban Food Gardens

Growing food from seed to harvest with a focus on local growing conditions for small and large urban gardens.

The Backyard Farmer – Cut Flower Gardens

Courses covering those interested in growing flowers for themselves or learning about how to grow a career in the floral design industry.

Floral Design Program

Courses covering those interested in growing flowers for themselves or learning about how to grow a career in the floral design industry.

NEW: The Backyard Farmer Series

NEW! Make the most of your backyard starting in 2022. We are growing a new set of series which includes classes about growing food, beekeeping, cut flowers, chickens and more.

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