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2019 Summer Picnic Series in HCP’s Gardens

By Scott McDonald |

Summer Picnic Series in The Gardens at HCP

This summer come and have a picnic in one of the many gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific!

The Gardens at HCP is extending their hours every second Wednesday night from June 5, 2019. They especially encourage families and friends to come and enjoy a lovely picnic on their grounds.

Admission is by donation between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. Bring your own dinner and find a bench or lawn to enjoy your meal while enjoying the sounds of a local musician.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, 19, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 5:00 and 8:00 pm

Local arts vendors will be on site and you can browse through their selection of goods or visit the Master Gardener booth with your garden related questions. Our plant sale area has a lovely selection of plants propagated by our volunteers from our garden and you might find a leafy friend to take home with you. Vendors and musicians will be listed here closer to the time.

Bring your sketchbook, guitar, outdoor games – it will be a wonderful evening.

If you would like to explore your creative talents during picnic night, consider signing up for a Paint and Picnic class with local artist Rose Cowles. Classes run from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. No experience required, all levels welcome, but spaces are limited. Call  to register and hold your spot – 250 479 6162. This is a great activity to do as a group.

You may also be interested in Saturday Fireworks at the Butchart Gardens, which is close by.

Picnic in the Gardens at HCP

By Scott McDonald |

Picnics in the Garden at HCP

Enjoy a Picnic in the Gardens at HCP – Free Admission too!

The annual summer Picnic in the Gardens at HCP has returned! Bring a picnic and enjoy your dinner in a beautiful setting. Admission is by donation.

Picnic in the Gardens at HCP happens on four (4) dates:

May 30, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

June 27, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

July 25, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Aug 29, 2018 – – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

And if you liked picnicking in the garden, The Gardens at HCP is the place to say “I do” for your wedding! With a variety of spaces, including a Japanese garden, they offer everything you need from beautiful spaces for your ceremony, photography, and reception. They were named the ‘Best Outdoor Venue’ of 2016 at the Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Awards, so it’s easy to see why they book up so far in advance!

Imagine a garden wedding

Find out more about a garden wedding at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Interested in a career in Horticulture? Find more about a Horticulture Certificate program at The Gardens at HCP.