Children and youth learn in a hands-on way through exploration and activities in one or more of our 30 Demonstration Gardens including our First People’s Ethnobotany Trail, The Takata Japanese Garden, The Urban Backyard Garden, and many more. Register for a 90-minute class or use the Gardens to reinforce classroom teaching. This year the Gardens at HCP are also offering a number of new and exciting Lessons in the Garden to get your family/students involved in amazing learning opportunities.  With curriculum-based program delivery outdoors in the gardens, we want to work with you to create the best educational opportunities for your family/class.


Our Gardens at HCP provide unique and exciting seasonal learning opportunities for preschoolers to learn, play and grow! Children will explore our many plants and their working systems as well as the creatures who support them through hands-on activities, games and songs. These outdoor sessions will include important time in our vegetable garden, walking and foraging along our winding and wonderful garden pathways, and careful investigations of our native plant forest areas. Our experienced nature educators are ready to welcome your child to our safe and engaging outdoor environment. Groups will be small (maximum 8/group). Register your child for a morning or afternoon session on either Tuesday morning or afternoon.

Date:  January 19 – March 09, 2021
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Age:  3 – 5 years
Fee:   $160/session
Register: Online below or call 250 479 6162

Register Online


Are you looking for an outdoor learning opportunity for your child, your school, your family, or home school network?  Then consider our outdoor classroom delivery model at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP), featuring gardens and spaces to explore, learn and grow! Check our website for information about our programs or contact our coordinator at [email protected] .