For over 15 years, I lived in the same neighbourhood as the HCP. In fact, I drove past the centre whenever I took Quayle Road over to West Saanich. Yet it wasn’t until I met Deborah Donahue, the GM for the gardens that I realized how much I had missed by not slowing down to experience everything on offer. This is a local gem, hiding in plain sight!
HCP inspires a natural learning environment to connect people—including children—with plants and nature. Their innovative education programs increase awareness of the importance and fragility of our natural environment and the importance of plants to a sustainable world. Youth Programs, college and community education classes are offered.