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The Gardens at HCP

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I studied my horticulture program there.

A moderate size place built by years of professional gardeners and college students. Gardens... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Hidden Gem

Check out this hidden gem of a working garden. Best kept secret in the area...you won`t be... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Andrew W
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

A moderate size place built by years of professional gardeners and college students. Gardens maintained by numerous waves of local volunteers. It's definitely a good place for a spiritual walk. There's a beautiful lake (Saanich reservoir) and natural forest, sometimes you may encounter wild birds...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Check out this hidden gem of a working garden. Best kept secret in the area...you won`t be disappointed. Teams of hard working volunteers quietly go about their business taking care of this beautiful expansive and varied garden using all natural products and elbow grease. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We were taken out to breakfast here and then a stroll through the grounds. The breakfast was excellent on the open terrace where the dog was permitted to accompany us. the gardens are not extensive but are well laud out and free. I would go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a matchwork of various garden categories. It is under the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, hence an operation for learning rather than a tourist site. Many plants have plaques nearby naming the plants and some larger display signs with information on the garden’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

I am quite loath to write a review here! I would rather keep these gardens a secret, there are no coaches full of people ticking off a box, and that is part of the joy! These are beautifully designed, planted and cared for gardens, one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A delightful and cheap alternative to Butchart Gardens. These gardens are small and well loved. A wonderful place to spend 1/2 a day wandering around.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This set of gardens surpassed my expectations in late March. It is multiple tiers, or levels, with varying plantings. We found many blooming beauties. I enjoyed the many different "rooms". The garden has benches and statues, mostly whimsical and not. They add such quirky interest...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We went around the gardens yesterday and it was beautiful. Lots of little trails - heather garden, japanese garden, bonsai trees, rhodos not out yet but will look stunning and an area of Hellebores and spring flowers, an area where the horticulture school are growing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Was there again in February for a course & took some time to walk the gardens. Always well laid out in beautiful state. Something different to see as the seasons change. Worth while becoming a member as there is free entry.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard011
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

As it is winter most of the gardens are done but it was still nice to walk through and see the gardens. It was by donation only so super affordable. Wish we would have known there was a little cafe to stop at.

Date of experience: November 2017
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