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The Gardens at HCP

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Canada - British Columbia - Victoria

Institution Code: HCPBC

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the The Gardens at HCP

The Gardens at HCP are a not for profit society based on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island. 9 acres of demonstration gardens and 100 acres of Conservation land. We are a gardener's garden, event facility and college. We are able to provide a unique learning environment for students,volunteers, visitors and members.

Main Address:
The Gardens at HCP
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
505 Quayle Road
British Columbia V9E 2J7 Canada

Telephone: (250) 479-6162
Fax: (250) 479-6047
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Anne Kadwell
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1979
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.502081
    Longitude: -123.416774
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Gardens at HCP
  • Local Address: 505 Quayle Rd
  • Locality: City: Victoria
  • Locality: State: BC

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 4000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes