HCP Staff Blogs

Student Blog Posts – Rhododendrons

This is a blog post in two parts - please enjoy all the great rhododendron information from our students at Pacific Horticulture College! Part 1: Rhododendrons by: Riley Kenler Having grown up on a grain farm in Southeast Saskatchewan, I was fortunate enough to have...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2019 Snow Damage

Now that Spring has arrived, it is hard to imagine that it was only a month ago when Vancouver Island was covered by a blanket of snow! We asked a few members of the HCP staff and volunteer team how the Gardens at HCP is recovering from the recent storm. Jane Tice,...

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Upcoming Events

Mon 19

By Donation Monday

August 19
Mon 19

Pesticide Applicator Course

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 22

Pesticide Applicator Exam

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 28

Picnic in the Gardens

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 28

Paint and Picnic Nights – Swan Song

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 07

JMG Kids Garden Club

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 09

Stories in the Garden

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 14

Plant identification & Culture Workshops

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm