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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific

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505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
250-479-6162 http://hcp.ca

January 2020

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded people. We will…

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February 2020

Willow Chair Workshop

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday - February 9 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Instructor: 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…

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Grow a Career in the Floral Industry

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday - February 9 - 10:00am - 12:30pm Instructor: Linda Rambaud Considering a career in the floral industry? Find out about working at a florist store. Explore career opportunities in Canada with Floral Designer and Horticulturist Linda Rambaud. HCP Members $70 / Non Members $80 Register online or call 250 479 6162. Register Online

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Pro D Day Camps

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Do you know a child who enjoys gardening? Our gardens are perfect for learning about growing plants, food and building natural support systems. Have them spend their next Pro-D Day with us!DATES: Monday September 23, 2019; Friday October 25, 2019; Friday November 22, 2019; Friday February 14, 2020; Monday April 27, 2020; Friday May 15, 2020.AGES: 5.5-12 YEARSTIMES: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM*Register with us at 250-479-6162 between 9-5 during our regular season hours and 10-4 during winter months.

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Twill Tote Basket Workshop

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday -  February 15 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan Weave this lovely carrying basket for everyday use or keep as a decorative storage basket. This basket is woven with a twill weave using natural and dyed reed and has a sturdy swing handle. A great project for beginner weavers. Please add your name to the interest list if the workshop is sold out as we may run a second date with enough interest. HCP Members $120 /Non Members…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Wicker Basket with Wood Base Workshop

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday - February 16 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan  Explore the sculptural design possibilities of the Wicker Basketry technique when starting with a wood base. Bases will be provided along with dyed round reed and a selection of natural materials to incorporate into this sculptural basket. In the process of weaving this basket, participants will learn control of shaping as well as a variety of weaving patterns. The rich variety of colour and design options makes for a…

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded women. We will…

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Pruning Ornamental Plants Workshop

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Tuesdays - February 18 & 25 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm Saturday Field Trip - February 29 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Instructor: Patty Brown Gain an understanding of how and why plants respond to pruning. This workshop will help you get the results you want with any plant in your garden. Patty Brown, Pacific Horticultural College instructor will take you through the steps, theory and techniques of pruning. The workshop consists of two lectures and one hands on session to practice…

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Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - February 22 - 10:00am -  1:00pm Instructor: Jo Wyld Learn the basics of growing Cannabis for personal use with college instructor, Jo Wyld. This workshop will cover cannabis species and strains, how cannabis is used, starting from seed or clone, considerations and methods for growing outdoors or indoors, common pests and disease, harvesting and relevant legislation.  HCP Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Floral Design Program – Level 1

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructor: Linda Rambaud Develop your creativity and technique with the floral design program at the HCP. The program has three levels each with its own certificate of completion. 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. Each level consists of two full days of…

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Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - February 29 - 10:00am -  1:00pm Instructor: Jo Wyld Learn the basics of growing Cannabis for personal use with college instructor, Jo Wyld. This workshop will cover cannabis species and strains, how cannabis is used, starting from seed or clone, considerations and methods for growing outdoors or indoors, common pests and disease, harvesting and relevant legislation.  HCP Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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March 2020

Gardens in Miniature Series

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructors: Mark Paterson and Gordon Mackay Learn how to create a miniature living garden in a container. The series will cover everything from selecting containers, plants, hardscape elements and maintenance. In Part 1 you will create your own container in Hypertufa containers. Hypertufa is a concrete substitute that looks just like concrete but weighs much less, making it easier to transport and perfect for miniature gardens. Participants will go through the process of creating the forms, mixing the materials, and…

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The Backyard Orchard Workshop

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturdays - March 7 & 14 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Instructor: Ryan Senechal This workshop is for those serious about cultivating fruit and nuts in an urban space. Ryan Senechal will cover: selection of cultivars, planting, staking & training, soil, nutrients & watering, pruning, plant health & cultural controls, grafting & propagation. The focus will be on apple, cherry, pear, plum, peach, kiwi, Carpathian walnut, butternut, hazelnut, fig, blueberry & raspberry. HCP Members $90 / Non-Members $110 Register online or…

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Hellebore Sunday

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday March 8 - 12pm - 3pm More information coming soon!

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Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - March 14 - 9:00am -  12:00pm Instructor: Jo Wyld Learn the basics of growing Cannabis for personal use with college instructor, Jo Wyld. This workshop will cover cannabis species and strains, how cannabis is used, starting from seed or clone, considerations and methods for growing outdoors or indoors, common pests and disease, harvesting and relevant legislation.  HCP Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Cedar Bark Pouch Workshop

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday -  March 14 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan Come weave a beautiful individualized small pouch with plant materials harvested from the Pacific Northwest. I use my pouch to hold my cell phone so make sure you bring yours with you. We will begin with a discussion on how to respectfully harvest materials followed by a hands-on demonstration of how to prepare the materials including cedar bark, willow bark and sedge. Participants can design their pouch using different…

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Willow Bark Point Pouch

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday -  March 15 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan Willow bark is a lovely material for basket weaving and this project is a perfect way to show it off. We will be weaving this unique shaped pouch/purse which is also beautiful to hang on the wall. We will incorporate other locally harvested materials such as sedges and Cedar bark and explore techniques such as plaiting and twining variations. Discussion and demonstrations will cover how to harvest and prepare these locally foraged materials.…

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded women. We will…

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Advanced Pruning Workshop

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturdays - March 21 & 28 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Instructor: Ryan Senechal If you are a hands-on gardener hesitant to prune small trees and shrubs for fear of injuring or undesirably altering the appearance, this course with certified arborist Ryan Senechal is designed to give you the skills you need. In 2 sessions, basic pruning techniques will be reviewed and applied to advanced pruning strategies to encourage desirable structure, reduced maintenance & long term plant health. Your confidence and…

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. We will start off with a one-hour discussion, followed by a one -hour forest therapy walk. Reconnect with yourself and nature through a mindful walk in the beautiful Gardens at HCP. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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The Herbal Kitchen – Cooking With Wild Edibles Workshop

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - March 21 - 1pm - 4pm Instructor: Lily Fawn Come spend the afternoon learning to find and identify medicinal edible herbs. Wild plants are nutritious, tasty and a great way to increase your health and cut your grocery bill. In this workshop you will learn about the many delicious, healthy and nutritionally-packed wild edible, medicinal plants that are yours for the picking! This class will focus on healthy edible weeds that grow all around us. You will learn…

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Floral Mobile Workshop

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturdays - March 22 - 9:00am - 11:30am Instructor: Linda Rambaud Learn about combining texture and colour to create a floral mobile. Your mobile can be hung indoors or outdoors. Over time the flowers and foliage will dry and you will be left with a beautiful dried arrangement. Registration closes March 9. HCP Members $90 / Non-Members $100 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Floral Design Program – Level 2

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructor: Linda Rambaud Develop your creativity and technique with the floral design program at the HCP. The program has three levels each with its own certificate of completion. 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. Each level consists of two full days of…

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Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - March 28 - 1:00pm -  4:00pm Instructor: Jo Wyld Learn the basics of growing Cannabis for personal use with college instructor, Jo Wyld. This workshop will cover cannabis species and strains, how cannabis is used, starting from seed or clone, considerations and methods for growing outdoors or indoors, common pests and disease, harvesting and relevant legislation.  HCP Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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April 2020

Art of Bonsai – Design & Care Workshop

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - April 4 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Instructor: Mark Paterson Come learn the art of bonsai with Mark Paterson, President of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Society. This is the first of a three part series. In Part one, Mark will teach you how to apply bonsai techniques to a 1 gallon sized plant which you get to take home with you. You will learn bonsai history, design and care. The class will also cover how to choose…

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Mason Bees 101

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - April 4 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Instructor: Tom Lahey Learn all you need to know to set up your own mason bee home. This workshop will cover all the ways we can promote pollination with the Blue Orchard Mason Bee. We will look at all the different types of bee housing, from paper tubes, cardboard tubes, routed wooden blocks, composite trays, bamboo, drilled blocks and more. We will also touch on other native bees that take over when…

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Flower Crown Workshop

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday -  April 5 - 9:00am - 11:30am Instructor: Linda Rambaud Create your own flower crown and learn about colour combinations, techniques and floral apparel.  Registration closes March 30. HCP Members $90 / Non Members $100 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register online

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Meadowscaping for Biodiversity Workshop

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Kristen Miskelly Are you a homeowner or land manager interested in creating a native wildflower meadow in place of lawn or field? Join Kristen Miskelly of Saanich Native Plants to learn what you need to know to create a successful meadow, including which native species to use, how to prepare and plant your area, and how to keep it thriving for years to come. Members $45 Non-Members $60 Register online or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on July 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is…

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Getting Started with Backyard Beekeeping Workshop

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Gordon Mackay This course is designed for beginner beekeepers (newbees) to learn about what is involved in starting out with honey bees. Equipment, potential pest/disease issues, site selection, bee biology, favourite bee plants and more will be covered. We will of course have some strategies on how to monitor and mitigate problems associated with the current number one bee pest: Varroa mites. Gordons interest and love for all things honey bee arose from studying and working in the horticulture…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Willow Chair Workshop

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday - April 19 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Instructor: 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…

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded women. We will…

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Earth Day in the Gardens

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesday April 22 - 10am - 2pm More information coming soon!

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Spring Plant Sale

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday April 25 & Sunday April 26 - 9am - 4pm More information coming soon!

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Floral Design Program – Level 3

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructor: Linda Rambaud Develop your creativity and technique with the floral design program at the HCP. The program has three levels each with its own certificate of completion. 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. Each level consists of two full days of…

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Spring Plant Sale

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday April 25 & Sunday April 26 - 9am - 4pm More information coming soon!

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Pro D Day Camps

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Do you know a child who enjoys gardening? Our gardens are perfect for learning about growing plants, food and building natural support systems. Have them spend their next Pro-D Day with us!DATES: Monday September 23, 2019; Friday October 25, 2019; Friday November 22, 2019; Friday February 14, 2020; Monday April 27, 2020; Friday May 15, 2020.AGES: 5.5-12 YEARSTIMES: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM*Register with us at 250-479-6162 between 9-5 during our regular season hours and 10-4 during winter months.

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Urban Forestry

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Participants will be introduced to urban tree and urban forest planning and management, and also collection of urban tree data. Ryan will also cover an introduction to tree protection and preservation bylaws, tree risk management, and strategies to sustainably improve canopy cover This course will introduce the following skills:-Basic field collection of urban forest data (Genus and species, tree measurement, condition assessment, critical root zone, location)-Use of tools and references to collect and analyze field data (GPS, GIS, diameter tape,…

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May 2020

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Lily Fawn Herbalist, Lily Fawn, shares with you the secrets of medicinal medicine making. She will walk participants through the different types of medicinal infusions, oils, ointments, vinegars and the various ways to make them. This herbal workshop is designed seasonally in order to utilize fresh wild-gathered or herbs from the garden. This session will also offer an informative introduction to a materia medica of the herbs used in the class and receive a detailed handbook outlining all the…

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Willow Chair Workshop

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday - May 3 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Instructor: 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…

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Ikebana Inspired Workshop

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday -  May 3 - 9:30am - 11:30am Instructor: Linda Rambaud This workshop will give you an opportunity to learn and discover the art of Ikebana. You will learn also learn about orchids and how they grow. Ikebana is about balance and composition of the flowers. The full ikebana arrangement takes into account space, colors, form, and material just like any professional art piece. The best ikebana arrangements make the viewer feel something, and invoke emotion. Registration closes April 20.…

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Willow Bark Diagonal Plaited Baskets Workshop

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - May 9 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan  As part of a weekend focusing on using willow, today we will be using willow bark to weave a diagonally plaiting basket and a small flat pouch. Discussion and hands on demonstration will cover how to grow willow and how to harvest and prepare the bark. HCP Members $120 / Non Members $140 Register online or call 250 479 6162. Register Online

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

May 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on July 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is…

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Willow Tension Trays Workshop

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday -  May 10 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan Willow is highly valued as a basket making material. We will begin with a discussion about how to grow, harvest and prepare willow for weaving. Different types of trays will be explored including tension and rib style trays. This course offers an introduction to working with willow and your finished piece is certain to become a favourite.   HCP Members $120 / Non Members $140 Register online or call 250 479 6162.…

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Pro D Day Camps

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Do you know a child who enjoys gardening? Our gardens are perfect for learning about growing plants, food and building natural support systems. Have them spend their next Pro-D Day with us!DATES: Monday September 23, 2019; Friday October 25, 2019; Friday November 22, 2019; Friday February 14, 2020; Monday April 27, 2020; Friday May 15, 2020.AGES: 5.5-12 YEARSTIMES: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM*Register with us at 250-479-6162 between 9-5 during our regular season hours and 10-4 during winter months.

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Tomato Day

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday, May 16 - 9am - 12pm More information coming soon!

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded women. We will…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Introduction to Garden Design Workshop Series

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Patty Brown This 9-session course with PHC instructor Patty Brown is designed for the homeowner and for those with an interest in landscape design. Students will learn to draft and design a residential landscape plan to scale. Two field trips will be used to look at existing landscapes and plant choices. Topics covered will include design principles and processes, garden styles, site analysis, plants as design elements and landscape materials. For the practical side of this course, it is…

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June 2020

Picnic in the Gardens

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

June 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is…

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Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays - 2:00pm - 4:00pm January 26, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14 Instructor: Marnie Dangerfield This program is designed to allow you time in nature.... to slow down, pause, refresh and connect to your inner wisdom. There will be wellness practices led throughout,in a beautiful garden setting. The vision is for you to go through the year and connect to the seasons, to nature and to build community and connection with like-minded women. We will…

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Picnic in the Gardens

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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July 2020

Picnic in the Gardens

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is…

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Picnic in the Gardens

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Picnic in the Gardens

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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August 2020

Introduction to Forest Bathing

August 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on July 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Peter Hehl and Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guides, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Peter and Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is…

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Picnic in the Gardens

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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Arts & Music in the Gardens

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16 10am - 4pm More information coming soon!

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Arts & Music in the Gardens

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16 10am - 4pm More information coming soon!

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Picnic in the Gardens

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Wednesdays June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26 - 5pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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September 2020

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Fall Plant Sale

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday, September 26 - 9am - 4pm More information coming soon!

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October 2020

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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Family Harvest Festival

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday October 24 - 10am - 2pm More information coming soon!

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November 2020

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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December 2020

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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One Saturday a month 1pm - 4pm  January 25, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 23 (field trip - please pre-register), June 20, July 18, August 15 (field trip - please pre-register), September 19, October 17, November 21, December 5 Instructor: Diane Pierce 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…

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