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

July 2020

Herbal Creations

July 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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We all know the name of a herb or two, but what can you do with them? Herbs can be used in many different ways! Together we will learn about these unique plants. Then we will harvest, learn to dry them and make self care products, crafts and edibles to take home and share with your family. Adults are welcome to stay or drop off. All materials are provided.  Date: July 28 Time:  1:30 – 3:30 pm Ages:  7+ years Fee: …

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Butterflies & Flowers – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Join us at the HCP for a lovely safe day art and music on Thursday, July 30, starting at 1:00pm! Bring a picnic lunch. First up at the Pavilion: sit back, relax and learn how to paint beautiful “Butterflies & Flowers” on Japanese art paper with our guest instructor, Richard Wong, 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Then enjoy the rest of the day picnicking in the Garden and enjoying the sounds of a local musician. Everyone is welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged.…

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Terrarium Gardens for Kids

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Get creative as you learn about the needs of little plants and what better place to grow them than in an upcycled glass container. Bring along a glass bowl, vase, jar or other container and see what you can create! (containers up to 20 cm in size). Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult. You provide the glass container and we provide the rest. Maximum 8.  Date:  July 30 Time: …

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August 2020

Tea Cup Fairy Gardens

August 4, 2020 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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These gardens are fun to create and there are so many themes to explore. In this mini garden making session we will take an inspiring flower garden wander then collect and use natural materials to give the fairies a tiny tea cup getaway to remember! Adults are welcome to stay or drop off. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided. Maximum 8. Date:  August 4 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Ages:   6+ years Fee:    …

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Picnic in the Gardens

August 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Picnic in the Gardens is back with more dates and extended hours to reduce crowds. Live music and local vendors will be set up 1:00 - 7:00pm on the following Thursdays: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Pack a picnic from home or pre-order and pick up from Charlotte and the Quail! (Sorry, no alcohol.) We encourage all visitors to reduce their environmental impact by limiting single-use plastics and using reusable dinnerware if possible. There is…

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Terrarium Gardens for Kids

August 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Get creative as you learn about the needs of little plants and what better place to grow them than in an upcycled glass container. Bring along a glass bowl, vase, jar or other container and see what you can create! (containers up to 20 cm in size). Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult. You provide the glass container and we provide the rest. Maximum 8.  Date:  August 6 Time: …

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Spa Time

August 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Together we will create spa treatments for ourselves using herbs from our gardens and household ingredients. These treatments include a facial, finger soak and more! Learn how much fun you can have with your family and friends at your home spa! Bring along a face cloth, towel and hair band and we will see you at the Spa Time!! All other materials are provided. Limit of 8. Date:   August 11 Time: 1:30-3:30 pm Ages:  7+ years Fee:  $25/child Registration: Online or call…

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Picnic in the Gardens

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Picnic in the Gardens is back with more dates and extended hours to reduce crowds. Live music and local vendors will be set up 1:00 - 7:00pm on the following Thursdays: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Pack a picnic from home or pre-order and pick up from Charlotte and the Quail! (Sorry, no alcohol.) We encourage all visitors to reduce their environmental impact by limiting single-use plastics and using reusable dinnerware if possible. There is…

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Hummingbirds & Flowers – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Join us at the HCP for a lovely safe day of art and music on Thursday, August 13, starting at 1:00pm! Bring a picnic lunch. First up at the Pavilion: sit back, relax and learn how to paint a beautiful “Hummingbird & Flowers” on Japanese art paper with our guest instructor, Richard Wong, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Then enjoy the rest of the day picnicking in the Garden and enjoying the sounds of a local musician. Everyone is welcome. Beginners are…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

August 15, 2020 @ 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

August 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Picnic in the Gardens is back with more dates and extended hours to reduce crowds. Live music and local vendors will be set up 1:00 - 7:00pm on the following Thursdays: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Pack a picnic from home or pre-order and pick up from Charlotte and the Quail! (Sorry, no alcohol.) We encourage all visitors to reduce their environmental impact by limiting single-use plastics and using reusable dinnerware if possible. There is…

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Paint Nights at the Gardens

August 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Trees: August  20 - 5pm - 7pm Picnic in the Gardens starts at 1pm, so consider arriving early for your class and bringing a picnic lunch while enjoying the sounds of a live local musician. At 5pm, move into the pavilion for your paint night experience. At its core, our Paint Night offers a creative platform for individuals to create, experiment, learn, and socialize; all while working towards their own version of the same painting. You’ll learn about working with…

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Willow Bark Diagonal Plaited Basket

August 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday - August 22  - 9:30am - 4:30pm Instructor: Joan Carrigan 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 Below or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Picnic in the Gardens

August 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Picnic in the Gardens is back with more dates and extended hours to reduce crowds. Live music and local vendors will be set up 1:00 - 7:00pm on the following Thursdays: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Pack a picnic from home or pre-order and pick up from Charlotte and the Quail! (Sorry, no alcohol.) We encourage all visitors to reduce their environmental impact by limiting single-use plastics and using reusable dinnerware if possible. There is…

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Ravens & Crows – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

August 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Thursday, August 27 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Please join Richard for a lovely safe day of art and music that starts at 1:00pm!  Come early.  Bring a lunch to enjoy in the Garden before heading over to the Pavilion to learn how to paint “Crows & Ravens” on Japanese art paper within a mystical backdrop that is so fitting for these special birds.  Crows and Ravens have special meaning to many within mainstream western society and spiritual significance within many…

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Willow Chair Workshop

August 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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 techniques. 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. This class requires previous building experience or a…

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Hypertufa Workshop

August 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructor: Mark Patterson Sunday, August 30 - 10:30am - 1:00pm Learn the basics of creating Hypertufa pots and sculptures with Bonsai expert Mark Paterson. Hypertufa uses a combination of cement and peat moss to make customizable pots and sculptures which are perfect for growing alpines, succulents, bonsai, moss, miniature gardens and more. They can also be used to make bird baths and interesting garden sculptures. Your imagination is the limit! Participants can choose between making a small trough or a…

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September 2020

Acrylics with Ilana – Summer Beach

September 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Summer Beach Thursday - September 3 - 5pm - 7pm Picnic in the Gardens starts at 1pm, so consider arriving early for your class and bringing a picnic lunch while enjoying the sounds of a live local musician. At 5pm, move into the pavilion for your paint night experience. At its core, our this class  offers a creative platform for individuals to create, experiment, learn, and socialize; all while working towards their own version of the same painting. You’ll learn…

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Ravens & Crows – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

September 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Thursday, September 10 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Please join Richard for a lovely safe day of art and music that starts at 1:00pm!  Come early.  Bring a lunch to enjoy in the Garden before heading over to the Pavilion to learn how to paint “Crows & Ravens” on Japanese art paper within a mystical backdrop that is so fitting for these special birds.  Crows and Ravens have special meaning to many within mainstream western society and spiritual significance within many…

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Cedar Bark Pouch Workshop

September 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Tuesday -  September 15 - 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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Eco Crafts

September 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Do you ever wonder how to reduce, reuse, and repurpose household items into new products? Bring along an old tee shirt to make a fabric tote bag to take your goods home in. Then create some amazing other items using household items. Maximum 8. Date:  September 19 Time: 10:30-12:00 noon Ages:  6+ years Fee:    $20/child Register online below or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Fairy Gardens

September 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Miniature gardens are fun to make! They provide us with a connection to plants, help develop creativity and offer us a chance to play! We can all use more of that? Join us for an inspirational garden wander and then make your own dream garden to keep the fairies comfy. Maximum of 8. Date:     Saturday, September 19, 2020 Time:     1:30-3:00 pm Age:       5+ years Fee:       $20/child Register online below or call 250 479 6162 Register Online

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Fall Plant Sale – (Online and Phone Sales Only)

September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Fall Plant Sale – (In Person Sales)

September 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Fox – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

September 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Thursday, September 24th - 12:30pm - 3:30pm Please join Richard for a lovely safe day of art this fall that starts at 12:30pm!  Bring a lunch to enjoy in the Garden before heading over to the Pavilion to learn how to paint “Spirit Fox” on Japanese art paper.  Within many indigenous cultures, Fox as spirit animal offers guidance to one for taking quick action, adaptability and mental alertness in dealing with everyday and life issues.  Everyone is welcome.  Beginners are…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada

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 26, October 31, November 28, 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

September 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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 techniques. 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. This class requires previous building experience or a…

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October 2020

Pumpkin People Activity for Families

October 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on October 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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What are Pumpkin People? These outdoor creations, much like scarecrows, that we just love to have in the gardens for fall. This year, we are inviting FAMILIES to join us for a fun activity to make a Pumpkin Person and contribute to our display for fall guests to enjoy!! We will provide the supports and pumpkins along with bales of straw. You bring along some old clothes to dress up a pumpkin person and plan your own photo shoot! Limited…

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Pumpkin People Activity for Families

October 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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What are Pumpkin People? These outdoor creations, much like scarecrows, that we just love to have in the gardens for fall. This year, we are inviting FAMILIES to join us for a fun activity to make a Pumpkin Person and contribute to our display for fall guests to enjoy!! We will provide the supports and pumpkins along with bales of straw. You bring along some old clothes to dress up a pumpkin person and plan your own photo shoot! Limited…

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Forest Therapy Walks

October 3, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Come join Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. Reconnect with yourself and nature through a mindful walk in the beautiful Gardens at HCP. 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…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sunday, October 4 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Instructor: Gordon Mackay As beekeeping becomes even more popular in recent times, the importance of some introductory knowledge becomes even more important prior to getting our honey bees. This workshop is aimed at providing new beekeepers with knowledge that will help them with setting up their first colony of honey bees next spring. We will be covering; equipment required, methods to purchase bees, swarming, potential pests and diseases (yes we will be talking…

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Willow Tension Tray Workshop

October 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Tuesday - October 6 - 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 Call 250 479 6162…

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Three Season Planters Workshop

October 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Add some colour to your front step, a balcony garden, or deck with a planter designed for 3 season interest! This 3 in 1 container garden features fall and winter flowering annuals to provide colour now and through winter, and bulbs that will provide spring colour. Bring along your gardening gloves and we will provide the rest. Parents are welcome to attend! Limited to 8 participants. Date:    Saturday, October 17, 2020 Time:    10:30 am – 11:30 am Age:      6+ years…

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Willow Chair Workshop

October 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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 techniques. 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. This class requires previous building experience or a…

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International Bat Week (October 24 – 31)

October 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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BAT INTERPRETIVE WALK Join the Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) on a walk-through HCP's natural areas and learn about our native and at-risk bat populations. Learn about the important role these animals play in our ecosystems and how you can enhance bat habitat close to home. There will also be a BAT Scavenger Hunt to challenge your bat knowledge through the gardens. Date:    Saturday, October 24, 2020 Time:  11am - 12pm Age: Families (up to 4 each) TOTAL of 24…

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Hawk – Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

October 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Thursday, October 29 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm Please join Richard for a lovely safe day of art Thurs, Oct 29 starting at 12:30pm!  Admission to the Gardens is included, so consider bringing a lunch to enjoy in the Garden before heading over to the Pavilion to learn how to paint the “Red-tailed Hawk” on Japanese art paper.  Everyone is welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged. Richard’s classes frequently sell out so early registration is recommended. Richard’s classes are also fun, relaxed…

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Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

October 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada

Saturday, October 31 - 1pm - 4pm Saturday, November 21 - 1pm - 4pm Sunday - December 13 - 1pm - 4pm 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 and landscape uses. This is an ongoing course & can be joined at any time, all year long, one…

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November 2020

Random Bird’s Nest Baskets Workshop

November 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Random weave is one of Joan’s favourite styles of baskets. The structure is beautiful reminding one of bird’s nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms on both small and large scale. We will discuss and cover several ways of approaching this technique. Our base material will be round reed along with a selection of Joan’s favourite vines and branches that can be used. A tour of the garden to discuss other possible plants for this technique…

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Advanced Pruning

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Saturday, November 7 & 14 - 10am - 1pm Instructor: 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…

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Advanced Pruning

November 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Sundays, November 8 & 15 - 10am - 1pm Instructor: 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…

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December 2020

Holiday Closure

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The Gardens will be closed on Saturday December 19 and re-open on Thursday, January 14 - 10am - 4pm. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Until then have a safe and happy festive season.

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January 2021

Gardens Reopen

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The Gardens are open Thursdays - Sundays starting on January 14th - 10am - 4pm. Please check our website if we have snowy conditions as we may be closed on those days.

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Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Pears

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Pears Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Thursday, January 14 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm…

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Plant Identification and Culture Classes

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Diane Pierce Learn so much 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 & can be joined at any time, all year long, one Saturday a month. Classes will be held in person when possible or otherwise via zoom. Masks required for in-person classes.  Note…

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February 2021

Fairy Garden Furnishings Workshop (KIT+VIDEO)

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - June 20 @ 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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FAIRY GARDEN FURNISHINGS WORKSHOP (KIT + VIDEO) Are you looking for ways to create your own Fairy Garden outdoors and furnishing it or to increase an existing garden. Join us for this creative activity time to build chairs, ladders, and other furnishings for your wee garden inhabitants. Use them in an existing garden or learn to create one or more garden rooms with them. Explore plants, natural materials and methods to create a whimsical setting in your garden or in…

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Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Nuthatch

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Nuthatch Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Thursday, February 4 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm…

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PRO-D DAY CAMPS

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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PRO-D DAY CAMPS Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we take on seasonal gardening tasks and activities in our very own JMG Garden. There are also opportunities to explore the vast wilderness areas to experience the natural systems that keep our gardens growing, as well as garden arts and crafts and more. Limit: 15   Dates:  February 12; April 19; April 23; May 14; May 21 Time:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Age:   5 - 12 years…

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Pruning Ornamental Plants Workshop

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED Due to the extension of the BC provincial health order we are unable to host in-person classes at this time. If you have registered for an in-person class we will be in touch soon with alternate options.  Wednesday, February 17, 24 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm Saturday Field Trip - February 27 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Instructor: Patty Brown Gain an understanding of how and why plants respond to pruning. This workshop will help you get…

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Terrarium Gardens for Kids (KIT+VIDEO)

February 20 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Get creative as you learn about the needs of little plants and what better place to grow them than in an upcycled glass container. Bring along a glass bowl, vase, jar or other container and see what you can create! (containers up to 20 cm in size). Participants will learn about maintaining a tropical plants garden, including propagation and restoration in this workshop. If you have attended a terrarium garden workshop with us before, consider bringing along your earlier version…

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Tea Cup Fairy Gardens (KIT+VIDEO)

February 20 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The mystique of having fairies in our gardens has us all intrigued! Learn how to incorporate tiny plants and elements of design into these little gardens for indoor use. We will explore the needs of plants and how to care for them in a miniature setting while providing a magical place for wee garden visitors!  WARNING:  These can be addictive and SO FUN to create. Parents are welcome to attend. *Family members are welcome to participate (in the safety of…

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Outdoor Fairy Gardens (KIT+VIDEO)

February 20 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Using a selection of winter hardy plants, we will create an outdoor fairy garden for your deck, your balcony or garden. We will discuss winter hardy plants and how to grow them in small containers. These miniature gardens will provide a fun reason to move your child’s play out of doors this season and makes a great destination to check on during the spring and summer too!   *Family members are welcome to participate (in the safety of your home) for…

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SEED STARTING for KIDS (KIT+VIDEO)

February 20 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 am
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Growing vegetables from seed is a fun way for children to become self reliant and aware of their own food security. This class includes the introduction to growing 6 different cool weather crops from seed, their maintenance and replanting information. Participants will learn about the best soils to use for starting seeds, how to water, when to harden off and how to plan for successive crops. Participants will take home a tray with their planted seeds and the potential to…

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CANCELLED: Basket Weaving with Rush and Soft Materials

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Due to the extension of the BC provincial health orders we are unable to host in-person classes at this time. Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a new date when possible. If you have already registered, please check your email for more information on refunds or rescheduling. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. We will explore weaving baskets with soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves such as iris and daylily leaves.…

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ONLINE: Cannabis for the Home Grower

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Now Online via  Zoom Tuesday, February 23 - 6:00pm -  9:00pm 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 $70 Register Online

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ONLINE: The Ethics of Wild Harvesting

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM Wild harvesting of plant material for food, medicine or craft can be a great way to interact with nature. However, care must be taken to ensure plants are harvested in a sustainable way that promotes that continued survival of wild populations. Through the lens of 5 commonly available wild plants this class will discuss plant usage and sustainable harvesting methodologies. We will also consider locations for harvesting, invasive species, and ecological impacts of human disturbance. Resources to…

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Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Seahorse

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Seahorse Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Thursday, February 25 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm…

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March 2021

CANCELLED: The Backyard Orchard Workshop

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Due to the extension of BC provincial health order we are unable to host in-person classes at this time. If you have registered for an in-person class we will be in touch soon with alternate options.  Saturday, March 6 & 13 - 9:00am - 12pm 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…

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Online Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Saturday, March 6 –…

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ONLINE: Cannabis for the Home Grower

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Now Online via zoom Tuesday, March 9 - 6:00pm -  9:00pm 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. Register Online

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SPRING BREAK CAMPS

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Spring 2021 Spring in our gardens has so much promise! During these weeklong camps, we will be preparing and planting the vegetable garden plots in our JMG Garden for the season ahead. We will be putting in our potato crops and checking on the garlic planted by last falls Pro-D Day campers! Our week together is not complete without a potato roast in our own Cob Oven! We will harvest our earliest chives and parsley for toppings and create a…

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Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Arbutus Trees

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Arbutus Trees Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Thursday, March 18 – 6:00pm –…

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Cancelled: Advanced Pruning Workshop

March 20 @ 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 20 & 27 - 9:00am - 12:00pm 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 skill 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 comfort will grow as…

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SPRING BREAK CAMPS

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Spring 2021 Spring in our gardens has so much promise! During these weeklong camps, we will be preparing and planting the vegetable garden plots in our JMG Garden for the season ahead. We will be putting in our potato crops and checking on the garlic planted by last falls Pro-D Day campers! Our week together is not complete without a potato roast in our own Cob Oven! We will harvest our earliest chives and parsley for toppings and create a…

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ONLINE: Propagating Native Plants

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM Growing native plants in our home gardens is a great way to support local wildlife including birds and pollinators. Native species are also climate adapted so often don’t require additional inputs like water and fertilizer. This class will discuss techniques for propagating native plants from seed including seed collection, seed cleaning, seed storage, and seed treatments such as scarification and stratification. Vegetative propagation including division and cuttings will also be discussed. Class Fee $25/screen Register online below…

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Introduction to Bookbinding: Cute lil’ Notebook

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Online Via Zoom Prioritize time for your creativity! In this online workshop you will make and embellish a notebook. You will learn foundational concepts of bookbinding, use bookbinding tools and alternate tools you may already have on hand. This notebook is highly customizable with stamps, stickers, decorative inserts and a centre-fold pocket. Check out these videos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFUt7pkD0tZ/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQ6e6nD4Y5/ After registration, you will be emailed a zoom link before the event. You will need the following tools and materials (everything is…

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Mason Bees for Beginners

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Instructor: Steve Scanlan from Long Live Bees Steve Scanlan from Long Live Bees is committed to raising the awareness of the importance of pollinators to our long term survival. This course on Mason bee keeping gives a thorough introduction to raising these friendly and easy to keep bees on your own properties, whether large or small, and for young or old. Learn how to raise from cocoons throughout their lifecycle and reap the rewards with increased yield of fruits, vegetables…

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April 2021

Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Celebrating Easter

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Celebrating Easter Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step is demonstrated. Saturday, April 3 – 1:00pm - 3:00pm…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Thursday's, April 8 (Garden Creatures), April 15 (Curious About Plants), April 22 (The Earth), April 29 (Garden Helpers) Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am Age: 3 - 6…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Backyard Beekeeping Series

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE and in-PERSON FIELD TRIP This is a four part series for the beginner beekeeper instructed by experienced beekeeper Gordon Mackay. If you are new to keeping bees or thinking about starting a hive, this series will give you the practical information you need to start your journey. Beekeepers never stop learning! Class one of the series one can be taken on its own for those unable to commit to the whole series.  It is more of a general overview…

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Garden Friends

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Thursday's, April 8 (Garden Creatures), April 15 (Curious About Plants), April 22 (The Earth), April 29 (Garden Helpers) Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am Age: 3 - 6…

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ONLINE: A Basket Journey with Joan Carrigan

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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online via zoom Joan will be taking us on a visual journey, touching down on some of the highlights of her 30 years of exploring Basket Weaving. Along the way she will share her story of how she got swept up in the world of baskets; spotlight some of her influential teachers; take us on a few of her journeys of discovery; illustrate the diversity of basketry by sharing some of her favourite basket materials and how they are harvested…

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Zoom Class: Watercolours with Richard Wong – How to Paint Mist & Fog

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Watercolours with Richard Wong – "How to Paint Mist & Fog", Fairy Lake, Port Renfrew Relax, Paint and Connect. Enjoy a lovely learning experience online where you can relax, have some fun, paint and connect with others while learning how to create beautiful watercolours on Japanese art paper. You will receive tips on how to improve your painting, and you will be guided each step of the way, putting theory into practice as you follow and paint after each step…

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PRO-D DAY CAMPS

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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PRO-D DAY CAMPS Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we take on seasonal gardening tasks and activities in our very own JMG Garden. There are also opportunities to explore the vast wilderness areas to experience the natural systems that keep our gardens growing, as well as garden arts and crafts and more. Limit: 15   Dates:  February 12; April 19; April 23; May 14; May 21 Time:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Age:   5 - 12 years…

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ONLINE: Spring Plant Sale

April 19 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Click to read about our Plant Sale Pick-Up Program

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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ONLINE: Watercolour Course with Richard Wong – 6 classes

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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ONLINE VIA ZOOM - 1 class per week for 6 weeks Weds, April 21st - May 26th, 11:00am - 12:00pm PST Would you like to be part of an exciting small group of painters to learn and paint together online?  Our instructor, Richard Wong, is teaching small groups to learn the best of Chinese brush and western for watercolour on Japanese art paper.  A variety of subjects will be covered each session, with each session having new subjects: birds, florals,…

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Garden Friends

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Thursday's, April 8 (Garden Creatures), April 15 (Curious About Plants), April 22 (The Earth), April 29 (Garden Helpers) Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am Age: 3 - 6…

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Linocut for Absolute Beginners: Blooming Bomb Bundles

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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This Workshop will be Online via Zoom. In this workshop you will use carving tools to design and carve lino, then decorate and construct paper containers. Handmade native flower seed bombs and a template will be provided to complete your Blooming Bomb Bundle!  Your instructor, Angelique, will show you some of her favourite linocut artists, discuss materials, tools and techniques.  *Please Note:  This includes native flower seed bombs, the template for the containers and instructions for the seed bombs, so…

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PRO-D DAY CAMPS

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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PRO-D DAY CAMPS Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we take on seasonal gardening tasks and activities in our very own JMG Garden. There are also opportunities to explore the vast wilderness areas to experience the natural systems that keep our gardens growing, as well as garden arts and crafts and more. Limit: 15   Dates:  February 12; April 19; April 23; May 14; May 21 Time:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Age:   5 - 12 years…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Thursday's, April 8 (Garden Creatures), April 15 (Curious About Plants), April 22 (The Earth), April 29 (Garden Helpers) Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am Age: 3 - 6…

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May 2021

ONLINE: Willow Hoop Rib Basket Workshop

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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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. Kits included in the price. Kit pick up will be at the Gardens, date to be confirmed. Kit Collection: At the Gardens at HCP. We will email…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Wednesday's throughout May (May 5, 12, 19, 26) Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am Age: 3 – 6 years Fee: $55/4 sessions for members or $65/4 sessions for non-members Register: Below or…

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ONLINE: Watercolours with Richard Wong – Celebrating Mother’s Day

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Join us to celebrate Mother's Day and life with a beautiful floral painting of Irises in vibrant watercolour, one of our favourite flowers.  Richard will guide you through.  Relaxed, stress-free and fully supported.  For all levels, including first time painters. Sunday, May 9 – 1:00pm - 3:00pm (PST) Participant Fee: $20 per screen Supplies: Richard will email participants with a supply list.  Supplies can be purchased by participants or kits can be purchased directly from Richard for $75. Register online…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Wednesday's throughout May (May 5, 12, 19, 26) Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am Age: 3 – 6 years Fee: $55/4 sessions for members or $65/4 sessions for non-members Register: Below or…

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PRO-D DAY CAMPS

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23, 2021 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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PRO-D DAY CAMPS Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we take on seasonal gardening tasks and activities in our very own JMG Garden. There are also opportunities to explore the vast wilderness areas to experience the natural systems that keep our gardens growing, as well as garden arts and crafts and more. Limit: 15   Dates:  February 12; April 19; April 23; May 14; May 21 Time:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Age:   5 - 12 years…

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Plant Identification and Culture Classes

May 15 @ 1:00 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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with Diane Pierce Learn so much 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 & can be joined at any time, all year long, one Saturday a month. Classes will be held in person when possible or otherwise via zoom. Masks required for in-person classes.  Note…

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ONLINE: Random Woven Nest Baskets Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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online via zoom Random weave is one of Joan’s favourite styles of baskets. The structure is beautiful, reminding one of birds’ nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms in both small and large scale. We will discuss several ways of approaching this technique. A materials kit will be provided consisting of dyed round reed for the construction of this basket. Discussion will cover how to harvest and forage for other plant material suitable for this technique.…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Wednesday's throughout May (May 5, 12, 19, 26) Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am Age: 3 – 6 years Fee: $55/4 sessions for members or $65/4 sessions for non-members Register: Below or…

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PRO-D DAY CAMPS

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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PRO-D DAY CAMPS Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we take on seasonal gardening tasks and activities in our very own JMG Garden. There are also opportunities to explore the vast wilderness areas to experience the natural systems that keep our gardens growing, as well as garden arts and crafts and more. Limit: 15   Dates:  February 12; April 19; April 23; May 14; May 21 Time:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Age:   5 - 12 years…

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GARDEN NATURE ACADEMY – Spring Session

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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The outdoors offers safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a through play, games, songs, and activities! These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways, and native plant forest areas to nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow! Limit: 8  Date: Tuesday’s from April 6 – May 25 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30…

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Garden Friends

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of NATURE ACTIVITIES.  Each session will include a garden wander, a sharing circle and story-time (plan to bring along your snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather?) Limit: 8 children. Dates: Wednesday's throughout May (May 5, 12, 19, 26) Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am Age: 3 – 6 years Fee: $55/4 sessions for members or $65/4 sessions for non-members Register: Below or…

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ONLINE: Bark Basket Workshop

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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online 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 with waxed thread for twining. Participants will weave their basket using plaiting, twill and twining techniques. Great for beginners. Kits included in the price. Kit pick up will be at the Gardens, date…

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June 2021

Plant Identification and Culture Classes

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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One event on July 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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with Diane Pierce Learn so much 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 & can be joined at any time, all year long, one Saturday a month. Classes will be held in person when possible or otherwise via zoom. Masks required for in-person classes.  Note…

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Forest Therapy Walks

June 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm

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One event on July 28, 2021 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. Reconnect with yourself and nature through a mindful walk in the beautiful Gardens at HCP. 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…

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