The staff at the Gardens at HCP would like to extend our warmest holiday wishes to you and your loved ones. It has been a wonderful year at the Gardens at HCP and the gardens look better than ever. We have reached more children through our youth programs, we continue to have high registrations with our Pacific Horticulture College classes, there was another sold-out season of weddings (and even won two awards at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards!) and the Gardens at HCP continue to find more, innovative ways to connect people with plants. These successes could not have been achieved without our community of supporters.

Thank you very much to our troop of dedicated volunteers. Those who work week-in and week-out in cultivating the Gardens. We hope you are very proud of how everything looks, we certainly are! And our deepest gratitude to all of our other volunteers that assist us by helping in the front office, the library, with events, youth programs, and so much more!

Our warmest wishes of the season to the annual membership pass holders of the Gardens at HCP. We look forward to your visits and love getting to know you while you enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Gardens. The Gardens at HCP would not exist without our members and we hope you enjoy the following benefits of your membership:

  • Free Admission all year to the Gardens
  • Guest passes and any additional guests for a discounted rate
  • 10% off on plants and purchases in the Gift Shop
  • Discounts on Community Education programs
  • Free Admission into the Arts & Music in the Gardens festival
  • 10% discounts at select plant centres throughout Victoria
  • Free admission to participating gardens in the American Horticultural Society
  • Our monthly E-Newsletter

For more information on Memberships to the Gardens at HCP, please visit our website (they make wonderful gifts for those who love gardening and the outdoors).

The Horticulture Center of the Pacific is enjoying a few last sunny days of pre-winter glory with a stunning variety of colours on display. The Gardens are spectacular 12 months of the year and we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy them. We have had over 7,000 people visit and enjoy the Gardens this year!

As a charity, HCP relies on philanthropic contributions every year. Our Annual Fundraising Appeal, Keep the Flowers Blooming is now underway as we reach out to our community to help us meet our funding priorities. Thank you if you have already supported us this year. Your ongoing support is vital to our success.

Your donations will provide essential support to some of our Areas of Greatest Need.

Support Keep the Flowers Blooming Fund

Donating to this fund will allow HCP the flexibility to spend funds where most needed.

Support for Deer Fencing: Cost $10,000

Help protect our gardens with the most effective and permanent deer-deterrent fencing.

Support the Children’s Adventure Trail: Cost $10,000

Provide children the opportunity to explore self-guided trails and the interrelationships of living and non-living elements in our environment.

Support our Irrigation Upgrade: Cost $10,000

Upgrade our irrigation system to use water efficiently while maintaining a thriving garden for years to come.

For more information on our areas of greatest need or to see our other fundraising initiatives, please visit our website.

One more way to support The Gardens! We have an account at the Bottle Depot!

Our account name is ”The Gardens at HCP”.

If you’d like to donate to this account, please advise the cashiers at the beginning of the transaction that you would like to donate the bottles onto our account. Please note: Your friends / family / co-workers etc who will be donating to this account must only reference this account by account name and not by any account numbers that may be found on some of the account transaction receipts. Each depot will have a different account number for our account.

You can donate at any of the Bottle Depot Branches: 4261 Glanford Ave, 655 Queens Ave, 3961 Quadra Street.

The Horticulture Center of the Pacific’s mandate is “Connecting People with Plants”.  This is made possible thanks to the ongoing generous support of our donors, volunteers, and members. Thank you!