Community Education Workshops

The Gardens at HCP offers great Community Education workshops for everyone, from landscape professionals to hobbyist gardeners. We offer a wide range of topics including pruning, basket weaving, flower arranging and more. Many classes are taught in the gardens themselves and give students the opportunity for hands on learning. HCP Members receive a discounted rate on all of our workshops.  For more information on becoming a member click here.

One of our most popular workshops is Year Round Harvest with Linda Gilkeson.  The mild winters of Coastal British Columbia make it possible to grow and harvest vegetables all year around. In 10 sessions, Linda Gilkeson will cover from seeds to harvest for large and small urban gardens. Click for more information or to add yourself to the interest list for Linda Gilkeson’s Year Round Harvest Workshop.

If you like to learn about plants, then we suggest you sign up for Diane Pierce’s Plant Identification and Culture Workshops. This is a perfect class to learn about plants suited to local conditions from a knowledgable instructor with a great sense of humour. Diane will teach participants 25 new plants per class. Classes are held one Saturday per month from 1pm to 4pm. They can be taken individually or as a series. Click for more information on Diane Pierce’s Plant Identification and Culture Workshops.

New for 2020 we have we have a Floral Design Program with Linda Rambaud. Participants will learn industry-level design techniques, how to work with a variety of materials and how to care for fresh flower arrangements. This course is suitable for those interested in joining the floral industry and those wanting to create arrangements for a special event. To view course details or to add yourself to the interest list, please click this click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Master Gardener Program or to add yourself to the interest list, please click here.

For more information on upcoming workshops, please see the sidebar on the right of this page.