HCP Staff Blogs

Landscape Design – PHC Student Project Opportunity

Each year, Pacific Horticulture College students work with members of the public who are willing to offer their properties as landscape design student projects. This is a great learning opportunity for PHC students, and the participants receive 2-4 gorgeous landscape...

We Are Hiring – Summer Positions

We have two Summer positions available at the HCP. Job descriptions and how to apply below: Position 1: Gardens Assistant The Gardens at HCP (https://hcp.ca/) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the...

We Are Hiring – Assistant Gardener

We are looking for another positive and dynamic person to join our team. Job description and how to apply below: Job Description - Assistant Gardener Department:    Horticulture Company:       Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Reporting to:  Head Gardener...

The Co-evolution of HCP’s Plants and Volunteers

An article recognizing the rise of the Gardens of HCP and the role of volunteers by: Fareeha Siddique As new PHC students and guests, we come and go through The Gardens of the HCP, viewing only what is in front of us. The botanic beauty of the Horticulture Center of...

Ethnobotany: A Web of Plants, People and Knowledge

by Carmen Berlin Part 2 of our 2019 Pacific Horticulture Student Blogs on Ethnobotany As a high energy child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, and in an era when children were meant to be “seen, not heard” I ended up being sent outside to play much of the time. For my...

Of This Land

Of this Land by Fareeha Siddique Reflections on Introduction to Ethnobotany by guest lecturer Hannah Roessler Part 1 of our 2019 Pacific Horticulture Student Blogs on Ethnobotany Many people, especially of modern-day era, tend to suppose that the act of gardening and...

Keep The Flowers Blooming
Annual Appeal

Picnic in the Gardens – June 5


Upcoming Events

Sat 25

Plant identification & Culture Workshops

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 26
Sun 26

Willow Chair Workshop

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 27

Stories in the Garden

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 28
Jun 01

Art of Bonsai – Advanced Class

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 01

JMG Kids Garden Club

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Jun 01

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm