The cherry blossoms have begun to bloom again, and you know what that means! Spring is nearly here – and it’s a perfect time to get back to (or learn!) gardening!

For both budding and blooming plant lovers, Victoria offers a wealth of wonderful workshops.

Grow Your Own Food 101

This FREE workshop is a great way to learn the basics of food cultivation and get growing! Pre-registration is required, but this workshop will cover all the key elements of growing your own food.

  • When: Saturday, March 16, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Compost Education Centre, 1216 N Park St, Victoria
  • Admission: Contact the organizers at 250 386 9676 or via email at [email protected] to register

Indoor Seedy Workshop for Beginners

Offering a variety of growing and gardening tips for seed cultivation, this workshop will also allow participants to take home their own seed guide!

  • When: Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street
  • Admission: Tickets are $80. Click here to purchase.

Grown Your Own Cut Flower Garden Workshop

Have you always wanting a blooming flower garden? Now’s your chance to learn from the experts!

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road
  • Admission: Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. To register, call 250-479-6162

Gardening for Garry Oak Ecosystems

Explore the island’s Indigenous plant systems with this workshop on Garry Oak ecosystems. Traditional plants are often far better suited to thrive in a West Coast climate, and are a wonderful alternative to imported plants.

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Where: Compost Education Centre, 1216 N Park St
  • Admission: Tickets cost up to $20. Click here to purchase.

Beachy Terrarium Workshop

If you’re limited to a smaller, indoor space, there are still workshops that apply to you!

This beach-themed terrarium workshop offers a chance to create a mini-indoor landscape, and included in the ticket cost is admission to the Maritime Museum.

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   
  • Where: Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 634 Humboldt St
  • Admission: Tickets are $34.99. Click here to purchase.

DIY Edible Landscapes Workshop Series: Design to Harvest

This is the start of a longer term, 4 month workshop series that offers an in-depth opportunity to learn all of the ins and outs of growing your own food.

  • When: Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Where: Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary, home of Blossoming at The Farm, 1128 Finlayson Arm Road
  • Admission: Tickets start at $180. Click here to purchase.

The Story of Vancouver Island as Told By Plants

Wanting to learn more about plants, but not quite ready to start your own garden? Check out this informative talk on Vancouver Island’s living history with biologist James Miskelly.

  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m
  • Where: Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Road
  • Admission: Free for members. Non-members drop in for $5.

Composting Basics

This FREE workshop is a great way to learn about how to deal with garden waste in a sustainable way, and how to create compost that will help your garden grow!

  • When: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Compost Education Centre, 1216 N Park St
  • Admission: FREE

Know any gardening events we missed? Comment below to let us know!

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