Fall 2018





These gardens are fun to create … even parents enjoy making them and here is a chance to participate with your child in a morning mini garden making session! We will make these take-home gardens for indoor/outdoor use, using some natural materials gathered from the garden. Adults are welcome to stay or drop off. *All materials are provided.*

Date: September 29, 2018       Time: 10:00am – 11:30am       Cost: $15     Age: 5+ years




Do you enjoy the natural fragrances of the garden as you harvest fresh herbs? Would you like to create some personal use products for home. Using fresh and dried herbs along with essential oils, we will make some bath balms, salts, and other products with just a few garden and household ingredients. *All materials are provided.*

Date: October 6, 2018           Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Cost: $15/child        Age: 5+ years




Learn to design and assemble these miniature gardens using upcycled containers, indoor plants, and natural materials. *Bring along a small glass container to use for this creative activity time (up to 20 cm). Adults are required to participate with children 6 years or younger.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018       Time: 1:00am – 2:30am       Cost: $15/child       Age: 5+ years



Bring along your favourite partner to make a wreath for your door this winter season. Using a frame, natural, locally sourced plant material and your creativity, we will show you how. Bring along your friends and family for a different kind of seasonal get-together! *A frame and assorted plant materials are provided. Adults are required to participate with children under 8 years of age and asked to bring along hand pruners if you have them and gloves.

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018     Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm     Cost: $20/child     Age: 5+ years

Pre-Register for each session at HCP (250) 479-6162

Pro-d Day camps

Junior Master Gardeners Day Camp

Come grow with us! This dynamic day camp program educates youth about horticulture, health, nutrition, environmental science, leadership and life skills using fun and creative activities. This hands-on, outdoors garden camp keeps participants active planning, creating, maintaining and harvesting in our very own JMG Garden Plot, with the help of Victoria Master Gardeners. As we learn about growing plants and food, we also cultivate an understanding of our native pollinators and the ecosystems that support our gardens!

Dates: Friday, October 19   Time:  9-4 pm   Cost:  $38/child   Ages: 5 – 12 years


Once a month we meet for seasonal gardening activities in our very own JMG Garden Plot! Our growing season starts early, and there is always lots to do!! When the weather is not quite ideal, we can work indoors to start seeds, learn to propagate plants, plan our home gardens, build trellising, and lots more. When the weather cooperates, we spend every minute creating garden beds, amending soil, mulching, planting, weeding, staking, and watering! These are great skills to get your garden enthusiast growing their own food at home. There are a lot of take homes, from seeds to plants and harvests whenever available.

Club Dates: 9:45 am – 11:45 am (Saturdays 2018 – Feb 3, Mar 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1)
Cost: $10/2 hr session
Ages: All ages welcome! Children under 5 need to be with a supervising/participating adult



STORIES IN THE GARDEN is a bi-weekly storytime designed around a theme that explores subjects such as gardens, bugs, and nature through stories and related crafts. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Monday, September 17, October 1, and October 15    Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $5/child, free admission for an accompanying adult  Ages:2+ years (designed for younger children, however, siblings are welcome.

 Please reserve your spot for both of these programs by calling the Office at HCP 250-479-6162




Our annual Harvest Festival is a fun way to enjoy the season with family-friendly activities for all ages. There will be pumpkins, seasonal games, activities, special guests and the beautiful gardens to explore.

*Pre-registration is required*

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $15/family **(Family includes up to 3 children, $5 per additional child)

Age: All ages



Host a children’s birthday in The Gardens at HCP for an exciting nature experience. Choose from one of our popular themed parties, (Garden Fairies or Nature Habitats) or let us work with you to create a unique event with another theme.

2-hour booking for up to 12 children is $150, including a 30-minute nature walk/hunt, 30-minute craft/activity, and 1 hour to host your family/friends.

Contact Paula [email protected] to plan your child’s next party



For any questions regarding youth programs contact Paula at [email protected]