By Scott McDonald |
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.