Arts & Music in the Gardens Festival

August 12 & 13 at 10am – 4pm

Saanich, BC, August 12 & 13 – The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific presents Arts & Music in the Gardens, taking place at 505 Quayle Road on August 12 & 13 from 10am-4pm. A family-friendly festival, Arts & Music in the Garden aims to connect our community with local artists and local plants – come join us for a weekend of art, live music, food trucks, and more!

Save waiting in line at the gate by purchasing your tickets online.


$12 Admission & HCP Members and children under 16 are free.
Members must be a member in good standing (current) to receive free entry.  Please check your expiry date. If you need to renew, you can do so HERE.

Not valid for this event:
    • Member Guest Passes are not valid for this event.
    • Reduced admission for guests of Charlotte and the Quail is not valid for this event
    • The $9 guest admission rate is not valid for this event

How to get here & where to park:

We are located at 505 Quayle road, accessible by either Interurban or West Saanich.
Free parking is available, located just off Beaver road. This is a field parking lot and there will be volunteers to guide you to a spot. Please note that this is private property and you must be out of the lot by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Vehicles left after 4:30pm are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

NOTE: Our main parking lot is reserved for handicap parking only.

What to bring:

We strongly encourage you to purchase or renew your membership in advance as the weekend is very busy. Please note that your membership must be active beforehand to get in as a member.

There are three water refill stations, water bottles are encouraged. Please dress appropriately for the weather. There are many shady areas as well as our pavilion with air conditioning and seating for you to cool down.

Our concession stand, BBQ, and cut flowers are all CASH only. Most vendors will be able to take card, however, we strongly encourage you to bring cash ahead as we do not have an ATM on site.

Dogs at the Event:

We do allow leashed dogs into the Gardens, provided you clean up after them. However, we ask you to consider leaving your dog at home. August is a very hot month and dogs tend to overheat at the event. If you are unable to leave your pup at home, then please visit our doggie splash pool to help them keep them cool.

Volunteering at the Event:

If you would like to volunteer at the event please sign up by contacting our volunteer coordinator  via email.
Volunteering is a great way to support us. We need volunteers in many different roles including admissions, cut flower sales, concession, event assistant and more.

Silent Auction:

Visit our Silent Auction page to preview some of the items that have been donated for the event. Get your bids in when you stop in our air-conditioned pavilion.


Please email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 250-479-6162

Vendor List

Anne M. Miller Watercolour

Aviv’s Happy Crafts

The Backyard Birdhouse

Barb DeRousie

Bespoke House Spirits

Caitlyn Chapman Studios

Carmine Gem Artwork

Cedar Coast Fibre Arts

Conway Pottery

Cove Studio

Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces

Daniel Casey Pottery

Domestica & Aprona

Earth-to-Earth Ceramics

Emberley Boutique

Emily M Designs in Silver

Emma Fenton

Fairy Dew Drop Shop

Fiddlestick Pottery

Felt A Bird On It

Divine Floral Art Cards & Coasters

GBuddy Leather

The Hat Emporium

Hoppin Bobbin & Creative Wood Design

Heather Vale

Jacqui Austin/Art in the Barn Gallery

Kardsharpe Kards

Kastawayz ArtThe Koru Kitchen

Katswi Creations

K-Bo Jewelry

Kettle and Hive

Krystyna Jervis

Lorelei Textile Design

Lynda Luburic Art


Metalynn Gems


Nancy Wood Designs

Rose Cowles Art

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society

Seagal Ceramics

Sensational Suncatchers

September’s Hearth

Sharon Lamb

Shelley Hordiyuk

Sparrow Printmaking

Susan Nelson Creations

Trail to the Beach

Vancouver Island Bonsai Society

Victoria Master Gardener Association

Victor J. Crapnell


My Back Pages

The Ranters

Homespun Band

Tune Raiders 


Island Thyme Morris

Downtown Train (Willis Taylor)

Guitar Bill

Chick Wagon

Linda & Eric


Christina Caffrey


Ivernia’s Concert Party


Truth & Dolphin

The Verna Chan Trio with Dave Roughly and Paul Steenhuis

Food Vendors:

HCP will have a BBQ selling smokies and buns. We also  have a concession stand. Note that these are cash only.

Two local food trucks will be at the event – Sizzling Tandoor and Hungry Bubbas.

Sizzling Tandoor’s versatile menu features authentic family recipes and all natural ingredients. This family-run restaurant is committed to preserving the culture and traditions of the East while balancing the way of life of the West. Sizzling Tandoor has proudly been voted Best Indian Restaurant in the City for eight years running from 2012-2019.

Hungry Bubbas is an Indigenous owned food truck from Duncan, BC. Hungry Bubbas offers a cultural twist on classic food truck offerings by injecting Indigenous flavours into classic food items, like hot dogs and burgers.

Displays by the Victoria Floral Arts Guild:

Terry Whitney – Children’s Garden on the back patio area under the wooden arch – “Buckets of Blooms and Sunny Sands”

Sue Weeks – Front of the Children’s Garden – “Miss Piggy – Country Gal”

Ann Gargett and Lynne Thompson – Doris Page Winter Garden Birch – “Whirlwind”

Lynda Bell – Robinia at the entrance to the Garden – “Hearts and Flowers”

Regina Ternus, Kim Linzey, Darlene Chase, Kathy Younkers, Junco Tada – Doris Page Shelter – “Suspended Butterfly”

Caroline Haywood – Heather gardens (Upper Bed) –“ Fountain of Flowers”

Fay Verhagen, Kate Devlin, Carol Bissky, Susanne Barker – Zen Garden – “Tam Tam”

Amanda Gaunt – Pine Tree Rock Bed near the Zen Garden – “Ikebana”

Sue Weeks, Caroline Haywood, Lynda Bell, Lindsy Smith – Beside the Bonsai lawn on the left under the trees by the bench – “Country Roads”

Regina Ternus, Kim Linzey, Darlene Chase, Kathy Younkers, Junco Tada – Japanese Garden on the right just passed the entrance – “Setting Flight” [I hope you have a better description of the location]

Regina Ternus, Kim Linzey, Darlene Chase, Kathy Younkers, Junco Tada – Fusion Garden behind the bench – “Harvest Moon”

Bonita Elliott, Jennifer Bennett, Teresa Moore, Elizabeth Erskine – on the Bonsai Lawn – “Hanging A’Round”

Special Thanks:

Our field parking just up the road is thanks to our wonderful neighbor, Maria, and will be looked after by:

With Bicycle racks in the main parking lot supplied by: