Summer Workshop Series

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

HERB CREATIONS

Herbs can be used in many different ways! Together we will learn about plants known as herbs and transform them from the garden into crafts and goods that participants can take home. 

Date:   July 2
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Ages:   6+ years
Fee:     $15/child

FAIRY GARDENS

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

Date: July 4
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Ages: 6+ years
Fee: $15/child

TERRARIUM GARDENS FOR KIDS

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Get creative as you learn about the needs of little plants for indoors, 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)

Date:  July 4
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Ages:  6+ years
Fee:     $15/child

ECO CRAFTS

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.

Date: July 16 
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm 
Ages: 6+ years 
Fee: $15/child

TEA MAKING FOR KIDS

Join us for a kid-friendly introduction to the art of tea making! Participants will host their own tea party as we explore a variety of garden plants, fruits and berries to create herbal teas. We will finish by packaging up our own sample tea brews to take home.

Date: July 18
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Ages: 6+ years
Fee: $15/child

SPA TIME

Using fresh and dried herbs from the gardens along with essential oils, kids will learn how to create their very own spa essentials to take home and enjoy. It’s amazing what combining a few garden and household materials can create!

Date: July 18
Time: 1:00 – 2:30
Ages: 6+ years
Fee: $15/child

SPA TIME

Using fresh and dried herbs from the gardens along with essential oils, kids will learn how to create their very own spa essentials to take home and enjoy. It’s amazing what combining a few garden and household materials can create!

Date: August 1
Time: 1:00 – 2:30
Ages: 6+ years
Fee: $15/child

FAIRY GARDENS

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

Date: August 13
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ages: 6+ years
Fee: $15/child

JUNIOR MASTER GARDENERS DAY CAMPS

 

PRO-D DAY CAMPS

Have you ever picnicked with a frog? Watched a pair of mallard ducks float quietly down the stream while feeding? Snacked on a fairy garden ground cover? These and more experiences await you in our gardens during Pro D Day Camps this spring. Over the past weeks we have seen natures influence of the gardens in these and many other ways. Join me for a day of gardening, exploration, garden crafts and more in The Gardens at HCP.

Dates: Friday, April 12 & Friday, May 10, 2019
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $38/child
Ages: 5.5 years (school age) – 12 years

JMG KID’S GARDEN CLUB

Garden Club is an open concept learning opportunity for children and youth of all ages who enjoy gardening and exploring the out of doors. Each month we meet to a assess our plot and participate in seasonable gardening with lots of hands-on activities. Our tasks range from creating Lasagna Gardens and container planters to seeding, weeding, and mulching. There is no end to the possibilities!

Club Dates: 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Saturdays 2019 – Mar 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7)
Cost: $10/2 hr session
Ages: All ages welcome! Children under 6 need to be with a supervising/participating adult

Summer Camps 2019

JMG (JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER) GARDEN CAMP (FULL DAY)

This is a hands-on gardening and nature program, that inspires us to be the best land stewards we can.
In our own JMG garden, we learn to grow our own food crops and support the various ecosystems with
help from Victoria Master Gardener Association members.

Dates: July 8 – 12
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 12 years
Fees: $180/child (2+ siblings at 10% discount)
Registration: Registration opens April 3, 2019. Register at Saanich Recreation (250-475-7600)

JMG (JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER) GARDEN ARTS CAMP (HALF DAY)

Join us for some gardening that includes planting, maintenance, harvesting and craft some garden art for your home and garden using a variety of mediums in this inspiring outdoor atmosphere … The Gardens at HCP!

Dates: July 22 – 26
Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages:   6 – 12 years
Fees:    $95/child (no sibling discount)
Registration: Registration opens April 3, 2019. Register at Saanich Recreation (250-475-7600)

JMG (JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER) ECO-FRIENDLY CAMP (FULL DAY)

It is easy to make your own teas, bath salts, paper, tote bags and more. Together we will learn about plants known as herbs and explore how to use them and other household materials and reusables to create a zero waste lifestyle.

Dates: August 6 – 9 (4 day camp due to BC DAY)
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 12 years
Fees: $180/child  (2+ siblings at 10% discount)
Registration: Registration opens April 3, 2019. Register at Saanich Recreation (250-475-7600)

SPRING BREAK CAMPS 2020

Join us for a week of hands-on gardening, garden crafts, and activities. Get to know more about growing plants, food production, harvesting and using plant material while experiencing our many gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific! This camp is great for the avid gardeners who cannot get enough time in the garden!

Dates: March 16 – 20 and March 23 – 27, 2020
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180/5 day camp
Ages: 6 years – 12 years
Registration: Register at Saanich Recreation (250-475-7600)

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE GARDEN

STORIES IN THE SHADE

Join us at the gardens for our bi-weekly story time designed for our youngest gardeners. Each program centres around a theme that explores subjects such as gardens, pollinators, vegetable growing and other awareness themes through a garden wander, stories, and discovery! Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance and bring along your picnic blanket and snack for this fun adventure together!

Dates:  July 2, 16, 30, August 13                                                                                               
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 these programs by calling the Office at HCP 250-479-6162