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Community

rhodo in bloom

photo by Beth Doman

Finnerty Gardens welcomes community

Finnerty Gardens is a favourite destination for our neighbours, for residents of the Capital Region, for visitors from far afield as well as for our campus community. We encourage you to explore the gardens year round - there is always something interesting to experience. Our horticultural collections are endlessly fascinating as the seasons change and offer inspiration whether you are a gardener, a botainist or are seeking a lovely place to walk, visit, and contemplate nature. And bird watchers will have much to observe. A walking tour of the gardens can be downloaded.

Groups are also welcome in the gardens, though we ask that you let us know if you are planning a gathering so that we can share tour materials with you and advise you if there are any conflicting public or maintenance activities underway. As well, we ask that you stay on the pathways and lawn areas, refrain from picking flowers or foliage, and ensure that nothing is left behind when you depart. Information on group uses and tour booking is available from Rhonda Rose . Please note that commercial tour organizers will be assessed a fee of $100 + taxes for guided group tours offered by horticultural specialists.

As the Gardens are open to the public they cannot be booked for special events - should you be taking family pictures or sharing special moments in the Gardens, we ask that you respect other visitors' access and enjoyment.

The University's Interfaith Chapel is located beside the main entrance to Finnerty Gardens. For more information on Multifaith Services, please visit their website.

Finnerty Gardens 40th Anniversary

Celebrate 40 years of Finnerty Gardens with guest speakers and workshops put on by UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies.

Finnerty Gardens has been a treasured part of the UVic campus since 1975. At forty, this mature garden features a wealth of remarkable species and companion plants that together form an inspiring destination for gardeners and visitors alike. Join UVic Continuing Studies in celebrating forty years of Finnerty Gardens with a series of guest speakers and workshops happening this fall.

Learn more or register online.

Media contacts:

Mike McNeney (Alumni Communications) at 250-721-7642 or

Membership

Membership in the Friends of Finnerty Gardens is $10 per year (single or couple).

Funds raised through membership support enhancements within the gardens which would not be possible otherwise.

Membership information

Administrator, UVic Finnerty Garden Friends

Contact information

Volunteering

A volunteer opportunity for gardening enthusiasts!

From time to time, volunteers play important roles in Garden events. If you would like to offer your support, please email  so that she can get back to you as activities are planned.

Finnerty Garden Friends

The development of, and support for, the Finnerty Gardens is provided through the University of Victoria Finnerty Garden Friends, a special group of UVic alumni and community members.

The Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee is is an expert resource group that assists the university by providing advice with respect to the enhancement and well-being of the Finnerty Gardens. The operational management of the Finnerty Gardens is under the direction of the curator who works closely with the Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee. 

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