Help keep a good thing growing.

Let’s get growing!

Learn how your donation in support of the gardens at Royal Roads University will help tackle food insecurity, act on reconciliation, establish community spaces and create biodiversity.

Hands holding a grate full of fresh vegetables

Help transform 5.26 acres to double food production from a Giving Garden for food insecure communities, while establishing an Indigenous Medicine Garden, Market Garden, and Polyculture Orchard.

Bring new life to a century-old treasure, enriching and rehabilitating our Japanese Gardens, including building a traditional Japanese teahouse as a sanctuary of peace amidst the chaos of everyday life for the community.

Help us reimagine and restore the historic Glass House in our walled garden—one of Canada’s oldest working greenhouses.

Latest stories

Indigenous Medicine Garden takes root

Our recently established Indigenous Medicine Garden is now home to dozens of native plants, thanks to the guidance of Indigenous Elders, ethnobotanists, staff, volunteers and donors.

Thoughtful design and carefully selected wood shapes teahouse

Japanese teahouse on RRU campus is product of three years of design and preparations, and it all starts with the wood.

Garden lessons: planting the seeds of leadership

MGM students learn from former RRU head gardener, Paul Allison, to approach leadership from the lens of nature, science and sustainability.

Hay’sxw’qa si’em nakwilia
[Hy-sh-kwa sea-em na-kwil-ia]

Thank you my honourable people

Royal Roads University acknowledges that the campus is located on the traditional Lands of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

With gratitude, we live, work and learn here where the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff come together.