Birthdays in The Garden

We are now offering our unique outdoor children’s birthday parties at HCP. This is an exclusively outdoors event for up to 12 children. 

Our birthday parties include the outdoor venue and a 1 hour program and craft, followed by 1 hour for you to entertain your guests for refreshments. For more information and to check on available dates, please contact our coordinator at [email protected]

Workshops in the Garden

PUMPKIN PEOPLE

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 to 6 families (or parent and child) per session.

Date:    Saturday, October 03, 2020
Time:    10:30 am – 11:30 pm OR 1:00 pm –   2:00 pm
Fee:        $20/child + adult or family

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

Morning Session
Afternoon Session

 

3 SEASON PLANTERS

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 (under 7 with an adult)
Fee:        $20/child

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

Register Online

 

TERRARIUM GARDEN FOR KIDS

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:  Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time:  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Age:  5+ years (under 7 with an adult)
Fee:  $20/child

Register online or call 250 479 6162.
Register Online

 

ATTRACTING BACKYARD BIRDS

Birds are a fun way to foster diversity in your backyard. Join us for a bird walk and feeder making session in our beautiful fall gardens. Then begin attracting, identifying and tracking the birds who come to feed! Bring along a pair of binoculars for viewing. Parents are welcome to participate. Limit:  8

Date:  Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time:  10:30am – 12:00 noon
Age:  6 years +
Fee:  $20/child members, $25/non-members

Register online or call 250 479 6162.
Register Online

 

 

TEA CUP FAIRY GARDENS

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 make?. Parents are welcome to attend. Limit:  8

Date:  Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time:  1:30pm – 3:00pm
Age:  5 years + (under 6 years accompanied by an adult)
Fee:  $20/child members, $25/non-members

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

Register Online

 

 

 

 

TERRARIUM GARDEN FOR KIDS

Do you have a glass container to repurpose? Kids love to create miniature gardens and terrariums are an easy way to add a plant to their rooms, to a shared family space, or to give as a gift. They take just a bit of care and offer a creative way for children to learn about plants and their needs. Bring along a glass container (up to 20 cm) to upcycle and everything else is included. Parents are welcome to attend!   Limit:  8

Date:  Saturday, November 22, 2020
Time:  10:30am – 12:00noon
Age:  5+ years (under 7 with an adult)
Fee:  $20/child members, $25/non-members

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

Register Online

 

 

OUTDOOR FAIRY GARDENS

Using a selection of winter hardy miniatures, we will create an outdoor fairy garden for your deck, your balcony or garden. These will provide a fun reason to move your child’s play out of doors in the colder season and makes a great destination to check on during the fall/winter! Parents are welcome to attend. Limit:  8

Date:  Saturday, November 22, 2020
Time:  1:30pm – 3:00pm
Age:  5+ years (under 7 with an adult)
Fee:  $20/child members, $25/child non-members

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

Register Online

 

 

WREATH MAKING WITH KIDS (parent and child)

Join us for a fun wreath-making session and take home a beautiful evergreen creation for your home!  With a few how to tips, and a couple pair of hands you will be amazed at how great these turn out…each one is unique and special! WHY take the WREATH MAKING WITH KIDS and not bring your child to the adult sessions? Our expertise is in providing youth with fun and engaging activities and in a shorter length of time?. Make this a new family tradition!  Limit:  8

Date:     Saturday, November 28, 2020
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Time:  1:30pm – 3:00pm
Age: 6 years+ (all ages must have an adult to assist)
Fee:  $25/child

Register online or call 250 479 6162.

 

 

November 28 December 3 December 5

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BAT WEEK (October 24-31)

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 participants
Fee: By donation to Habitat Acquisition Trust’s bat conservation programs

If registration is brisk and we reach our limit of 24 participants (we can only hope) that a second time would be added for another 1 hour session.

Time:    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register online or call 250 479 6162.
Register Online

 

 

Camps in the Garden

Join us for an outdoor garden experience where we will busy ourselves with seasonal gardening activities in our very own Junior Master Gardener plot! There will also be exploration of the many natural systems that keep our gardens growing, garden arts and crafts and more! Limited to 15 participants.

Pro D Day Camps

Fall, Winter, Spring

Dates:
Monday, September 28
Friday, October 23
Friday, November 20
Friday, February 12
Friday, April 19
Friday, April 23
Friday, May 14
Friday, May 21
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages:  5 – 12 years (school age)
Fee:  $40/child
Registration: Call 250 479 6162 to register or click HERE to register online.

Spring Break Camps

Spring 2021

Dates:
March 15 – 19
March – 22 – 26
Times:   9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages:  5 – 12 years (school age)
Fee:  $40/child
Registration: Call 250 479 6162 to register or click HERE to register online. 

Summer Camps

Summer 2021

Dates & Times:
July 5 – 9 ;  9am – 4pm
July 19 – 23 ; 9am – 4pm
August 3 – 6 ; 9am – 4pm
August 16 – 20 ; 9am – 12pm
Ages:  5 – 12 years
Fee: $180/child (full day camps) / $95/child (half day camps)
Registration: Call 250 479 6162 to register or click HERE to register online.

Lessons in the Garden

If you are looking for a small group, outdoor learning opportunity for your family, class or home school network, consider our outdoor classroom delivery, featuring gardens and space to explore, learn and grow! Check our website for seasonal programs or contact our coordinator at [email protected] to tailor a program for you!