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September 2018

The Art of Bonsai – Winter Care Workshop

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Mark Paterson Come and learn the art of bonsai with Mark Paterson, President of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Society.  This is the third section of a three part series that may be taken independently.  With Mark`s expert instruction, you will learn to maintain and care for your bonsai throughout the winter season.  Bonsai, like most plants, can use a little extra love and care late in the year. You will learn to trim and refine your bonsai while learning about specific…

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October 2018

Art of Bonsai- Advanced Class

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Mark Paterson Do you have a bonsai tree and are not sure what to do with it?  You are not alone! Join Mark Paterson and learn to trim your tree and create a 2 year plan for your bonsai so you can understand the yearly rhythms of the art and get the most out of your tree.  Learn the whys and hows of bonsai techniques and when to apply them to your tree specifically.  We will help you work on your tree…

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Advanced Pruning Workshop

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Ryan Senechal Are you a hands-on gardener hesitant to prune small trees and shrubs in fear of injuring or undesirably altering them?  This course with certified arborist Ryan Senechal will give you the skills you need to successfully prune your garden. In 2 sessions, basic pruning techniques and advanced strategies will be reviewed and applied to teach you how to achieve desirable structure, reduced maintenance & long term plant health in your garden. Your confidence and comfort will grow as…

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Kids Garden Club

October 6 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on September 8, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 9:45am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Cancellation Notice: March 3 has been cancelled. Once a month we meet for seasonal gardening activities in our very own JMG Garden Plot! Our growing season starts early, and there is always lots to do!! When the weather is not quite ideal, we can work indoors to start seeds, learn to propagate plants, plan our home gardens, build trellising, and lots more. When the weather cooperates, we spend every minute creating garden beds, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and…

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Willow Chair Workshop

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Andrew Kent Join artisan Andrew Kent from The Willow Way for this full day workshop.  In one day, with Andrew Kent’s expert instruction, you can make and take home your own Bent Willow Rustic Chair. This is a great introduction to rustic building. Learn how to make a square frame from pieces of alder & work with different sizes of willow to create your chair. All tools will be provided. HCP Members $250 Non Members $275 To register, call 250 479 6162  

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Advanced Pruning Workshop

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 9:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Ryan Senechal Are you a hands-on gardener hesitant to prune small trees and shrubs in fear of injuring or undesirably altering them?  This course with certified arborist Ryan Senechal will give you the skills you need to successfully prune your garden. In 2 sessions, basic pruning techniques and advanced strategies will be reviewed and applied to teach you how to achieve desirable structure, reduced maintenance & long term plant health in your garden. Your confidence and comfort will grow as…

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By Donation Monday

October 15
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One event on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on May 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 18, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on July 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on November 19, 2018 at 12:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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On the third Monday of every month, admission to the Gardens at HCP is by donation - a great opportunity to check out our beautiful gardens!

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Plant identification & Culture Workshops

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Diane Pierce One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  2018 Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 new plants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course &…

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Pesticide Applicator Course

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate Course (Landscape General Category): Course: October 27 and 28, 2018 Exam: October 29, 2018 Course: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Exam: Monday 6:00 - 9:00pm Location: The Gardens at HCP Cost: $400 including textbooks and exam fees Cost without books: $280* (*The required books have recently changed and you must have the correct two books for the course. Please contact us to determine if your books are current.) To sign up: Phone our office…

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Family Harvest Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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More information coming soon...

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Pesticide Applicator Course

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate Course (Landscape General Category): Course: October 27 and 28, 2018 Exam: October 29, 2018 Course: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Exam: Monday 6:00 - 9:00pm Location: The Gardens at HCP Cost: $400 including textbooks and exam fees Cost without books: $280* (*The required books have recently changed and you must have the correct two books for the course. Please contact us to determine if your books are current.) To sign up: Phone our office…

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Pesticide Applicator Exam

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate Course (Landscape General Category): Course: October 27 and 28, 2018 Exam: October 29, 2018 Course: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Exam: Monday 6:00 - 9:00pm Location: The Gardens at HCP Cost: $400 including textbooks and exam fees; exam only is $110 Cost without books: $280* (*The required books have recently changed and you must have the correct two books for the course. Please contact us to determine if your books are current.) To sign…

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Halloween – Free Admission in Costume

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wear a costume to celebrate the Fall season and receive admission to The Gardens.

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November 2018

Winter Hours Begin

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Remember that we are switching to our Winter hours beginning November 1st. Winter Hours - 10am - 3pm every day (November - February)

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Kids Garden Club

November 3 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on September 8, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 9:45am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Cancellation Notice: March 3 has been cancelled. Once a month we meet for seasonal gardening activities in our very own JMG Garden Plot! Our growing season starts early, and there is always lots to do!! When the weather is not quite ideal, we can work indoors to start seeds, learn to propagate plants, plan our home gardens, build trellising, and lots more. When the weather cooperates, we spend every minute creating garden beds, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and…

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Hypertufa Workshop

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Paul Spriggs In this hands-on workshop, participants will produce a 12 x 14 inch hypertufa trough in the classic rock garden style.  Hypertufa is a concrete substitute that looks just like concrete but weighs much less, making it easier to transport. Participants will go through the process of creating the forms, mixing the materials, and setting the trough. As there is a curing period, participants will have to return at a later date to collect their creations. Included in…

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Wild Food and Nutrition Workshop

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed You may already be aware that many wild plants are edible, but do you know how and why they are good for you? This 3 hour workshop will explore the vitamin and mineral rich world of local in-season plant species. Are wild plants really much more nutrient dense than domestic plants? What are antioxidants and what are they good for? How do wild plants increase the diversity of gut bacteria and why is this important? All these…

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Working with Live Willow Workshop

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Andrew Kent Join artisan Andrew Kent from The Willow Way for this one day workshop. With Andrew Kent’s expert instruction, you will learn to grow a living willow fence. Using fresh Willow, you will learn to plant and weave shoots which will take root and grow to form an intricate living fence on the HCP grounds.  As the fence grows, a cover of green leaves will form over the structure. All tools will be provided! All you need to…

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Plant identification & Culture Workshops

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Diane Pierce One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  2018 Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 new plants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course &…

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By Donation Monday

November 19
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One event on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on May 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 18, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on July 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on November 19, 2018 at 12:00am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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On the third Monday of every month, admission to the Gardens at HCP is by donation - a great opportunity to check out our beautiful gardens!

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Full-Time Level 4 Program Starts

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Full-Time Level 4 Technical Training Program Dates: November 19, 2018 to January 11, 2018 Days/Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Cost: $1200 plus $20 application fee Contact [email protected] or 250-479-6162 for more information

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December 2018

Kids Garden Club

December 1 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on September 8, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 9:45am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 9:45am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Cancellation Notice: March 3 has been cancelled. Once a month we meet for seasonal gardening activities in our very own JMG Garden Plot! Our growing season starts early, and there is always lots to do!! When the weather is not quite ideal, we can work indoors to start seeds, learn to propagate plants, plan our home gardens, build trellising, and lots more. When the weather cooperates, we spend every minute creating garden beds, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and…

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Plant identification & Culture Workshops

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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With Diane Pierce One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  2018 Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8 Learn all about plants with Diane Pierce, expert gardener, designer and writer. Diane will introduce you to 25 new plants in each session. You will learn Latin & common names, plant descriptions, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course &…

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