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Profile Last Updated: May 19, 2009
Founded in 1979, the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is a nonprofit organization that manages 103 acres of land and boasts a membership of over 1,300 people. The organization demonstrates reliable gardening methods by using a variety of plants that can be grown in this area – preserving the natural plant and animal habitat, and providing a place for education.
Gardens, Gardens Everywhere
Open to the public, the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific maintains approximately five acres of demonstration and teaching gardens, which include over 10,000 varieties of plants. Most major plants are labeled, in order for visitors to learn what plants might be suitable for their own garden. The Centre is also in charge of over 90 acres of mostly undeveloped land. This area includes wetlands, where a variety of birds have been sited.
A Place of Learning
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is home to the Pacific Horticulture College. The college offers a 10 month landscape horticulture certificate program, which includes both theoretical classroom work and practical experience. Also offered is a 90 hour master gardener course or less intense workshops for home gardeners. You can also learn about the horticultural industry or participate in the guided tours, designed for children, adults and family outings.
Enjoy, Relax, Learn, and Experience
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific has a classroom, library, greenhouses, tea room, gift shop and, of course, many great plants for sale. The Centre also offers a choice of romantic locations for an outdoor wedding and a dramatic setting for wedding photographs. If you need to book a meeting, up to 30 people can be accommodated in the tea room and up to 100 can fit into the Glasshouse. Both venues have access to the gardens.
Admission: Free for members; Age 16 and under. Nominal fees for non-members, Seniors, Students, Guests