- 1963-1984 (Creation)
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10.5 cm of textual records, 6 plans, 84 photographs
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The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, located at 505 Quayle Road, was established by a group of citizens who in 1979 formed a committee to pursue the project. After considering a number of potential sites, the committee chose a 106 acre parcel of land off Interurban Road known as the Old Wilkinson Road Jail Farm; the land was owned by the Provincial Government and had been previously considered for an industrial park. The concept for the centre included international pavilions and demonstration gardens, an arboretum, a horticultural school and a multi-purpose hall. The Horticultural Development Committee registered as a society in November 1979, at which time the name changed to the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Representatives met with Hugh Curtis, B.C. Minister of Finance, regarding initial funding, and the Provincial Government approved $75,000 to the organization. The Centre’s first completed project, the Pacific Demonstration Gardens, was formally opened by Hugh Curtis on September 7, 1983. In 2006, the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific changed its name to Glendale Gardens & Woodland. It later changed again to The Gardens at HCP, Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.
Transferred in 2009 from the Saanich Clerk’s Office.
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Fonds consists of textual records and other material relating to the establishment and development of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific located at 505 Quayle Road and includes concept descriptions; constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the society; legal agreements; correspondence; personnel documents; newsletters and brochures; plans and photographs. Fonds is arranged into 9 series: Concept, Constitution & By-laws, Minutes, Legal Documents, Correspondence, Personnel, Newsletters, Plans, and Photographs.
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No further accruals are expected.
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Accession number: 2010-032