Pacific Horticulture College student Amanda Tanuis shows off a geranium for the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific’s spring plant sale in 2016. Dozens of types of flowers and plants are on sale at this year’s sale, Saturday and Sunday at HCP.                                 Saanich News file photo

Pacific Horticulture College student Amanda Tanuis shows off a geranium for the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific’s spring plant sale in 2016. Dozens of types of flowers and plants are on sale at this year’s sale, Saturday and Sunday at HCP. Saanich News file photo

Spring plant sale at Horticultural Centre of the Pacific this weekned

This weekend is the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific’s annual Spring Plant Sale in West Saanich.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the gardens is free that day during plant sales.

“We will have many unique plants propagated in-house, including the ever popular succulents and deer resistant plant selections,” said HCP head gardener Linda Petite.

Victoria Master Gardeners and Victoria Horticultural Society will be on site as well as staff, volunteers and HCP horticulture students to answer questions.

Coffee and muffins from the Sidney Bakery are available and the on-site café Charlotte and the Quail is open all day.

“All proceeds raised at the sale go back into the maintenance and development of the gardens, come early for best selection,” Petite said.

HCP will also host its popular Tomato Day sale on May 19, when they will have Heirloom tomato and other veggie starts, herbs and edible flowers for sale just in time for the May long weekend.

reporter@saanichnews.com

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