HCP Staff Blogs

The Year of Elopements

The Year of Elopements

To say that the 2020 wedding season is looking different than expected would be an understatement. Aside from the obvious lifestyle changes we're all experiencing right now, the most dramatic for me has been having a weekend off! Weddings and special events are a...

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Linda Gilkeson Interview

Linda Gilkeson Interview

This blog was originally posted in 2018. We have updated at the end with slides usually only available to people attending our 'Year Round Harvest' course. The Gardens at HCP’s staff is proud to work toward our mandate of connecting people to plants. We have our...

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Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

Recently the BBC published an article saying that Gardening is an activity that can help you live until you are 100 or more!  And there is nothing a toddler loves more than a little watering can to sprinkle onto the plants like Mom and Dad. Gardening is a wonderful...

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Introduction to Cannabis Growing

Introduction to Cannabis Growing

Thank you to our Pacific Horticulture College students for providing this two part blog sharing what they have learned. To take your own 'Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower' workshop with Jo Wyld visit our event calendar to fin the next available class. Part 1:...

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Job Posting – Seasonal Assistant Gardener

Job Posting – Seasonal Assistant Gardener

Responsibilities: Assist the Head Gardener with general garden duties including but not limited to: pruning, weeding, watering, fertilizing, transplanting, compost maintenance, lawn care Work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work as part of a...

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Job Posting – Integrated Pest Management Instructor

Job Posting – Integrated Pest Management Instructor

Position Title:           Integrated Pest Management Instructor – Part-time, Contract Department:              Pacific Horticulture College Reports To:                 College Director Start Date:                  March 2020 (negotiable) Hours:                        ...

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Holiday Decor From Your Garden

Holiday Decor From Your Garden

By: Linda Petite, Head Gardener Nature’s finest decorations are just outside your door. Take a stroll around your garden and be inspired by the possibilities of fragrant conifers, coloured stems, berries, seed heads, cones, moss, and even flowers. Add some of your...

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Community Education, Wellness, and You

Community Education, Wellness, and You

Community Education has long been a staple of offerings at the Gardens at HCP. Our mission is to 'connect people with plants' and while this is always our focus Community Education allows people to connect with not only the plants themselves but also the art that can...

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Upcoming Events

Wed 27

Gardens Open to Members Only

May 21 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Jun 18

Gardens Open to the Public

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jul 01

Picnic in the Gardens

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 11

Forest Therapy Walks

July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jul 15

Picnic in the Gardens

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 18

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jul 29

Picnic in the Gardens

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 08

Forest Therapy Walks

August 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm