HCP Staff Blogs

Dry-Stone Walling Techniques

Dry-Stone Walling Techniques

Student Blog post by: Amelia Barbin and Gareth Richards The art of constructing dry-stone walls first began as a method to separate farmers' fields from their neighbours' in north-western Europe. “Dry stone” is defined simply as a stone structure that has been...

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The Empress Fig

The Empress Fig

The Gardens at HCP has been part of the horticulture community, a tourist destination, a local favourite and a centre of plant education since 1979. It’s fair to say over the past 40 years we have created our own history. The wonderful thing though is that plants can...

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Student Blog Posts – Rhododendrons

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 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 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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The Co-evolution of HCP’s Plants and Volunteers

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...

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Ethnobotany: A Web of Plants, People and Knowledge

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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Ethnobotany: A Web of Plants, People and Knowledge

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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Willow Chair Workshop

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October 21
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“Abundance” Painting Workshop

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Sat 26

Family Harvest Festival

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 26

Plant identification & Culture Workshops

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm