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Garden Nature Academy – Winter/Spring Session

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

The outdoors offer safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and activities! These outdoor sessions include time in our HCP Kids Teaching Garden where we grow food throughout the year, as well as numerous pathways and native plant forest areas to explore. Our small group sizes and experienced nature […]

Willow Chair Workshop with Andrew Kent

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

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 techniques. Learn how to make a square frame from pieces of alder & work […]

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Habitat Series

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Come explore the different habitats in and around the gardens while connecting to other home learners in your community. Through hands-on activities, games, and crafts, we will discover the many plants and animals that live in neighbouring wetlands, forests, meadows, and of course, a backyard garden! Please note, this is a drop-off program. See you […]

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Our Nature Connections – Short Series/Drop In Program

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Every moment in the garden provides opportunities for connections with nature, and the many parts that contribute to its existence and evolution. This program of exploration will allow us to observe plants, both native and invasive species and to learn how they survive/thrive. Discover uses for some and ways to remove others, as we strive […]

ONLINE: Willow Hoop Rib Basket Workshop

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Online via zoom This is a traditional rib style basket often called a potato basket constructed with a willow hoop and woven with a selection of materials including dyed reed and seagrass. This style of basket originates in Europe and is ideal for harvesting and storage. This is a great basket for beginners. A materials […]

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshop

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

with Jane Tice This is a monthly class in which participants will be introduced to 20 new plants in each session. If you are a new gardener, new to Victoria or just want to brush up on your plant knowledge, this is a great place to get started. This is a monthly class where participants […]

ONLINE: Bark Basket Workshop

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Online via zoom Note that this is an online workshop via Zoom. Tree barks provide one of nature’s most beautiful materials for basket making. This course will begin with a discussion covering how to harvest and prepare local tree barks. A materials kit will be provided which will include willow bark and red cedar bark along […]

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Stories in the Garden

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Imagine a gentle nature walk with your child to calm and inspire you both! This rain or shine outdoor program on our endless pathways provides us with many social and nature connections. This is followed by a storytime that encourages the development of listening skills and small group interactions. Plan to bring along your favourite […]

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Habitat Series

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

Come explore the different habitats in and around the gardens while connecting to other home learners in your community. Through hands-on activities, games, and crafts, we will discover the many plants and animals that live in neighbouring wetlands, forests, meadows, and of course, a backyard garden! Please note, this is a drop-off program. See you […]

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Pro-D Day Garden Camps

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria, BC

These non-instructional day camps feature an outdoor program that includes time in our very own HCP Kids Teaching Garden where we grow food, learn to support natural systems and enjoy the many wilderness areas surrounding us! Dates: September 23   October 21 November 14  February 17  May 19 Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm Age:     5 to 12 years (school age) […]