Help keep a good thing 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. Let’s get growing!

Help us reach 15,000 lbs. of produce annually for food insecure communities. Infrastructure is urgently needed to support the expanded Giving Garden, Polyculture Orchard, and newly established Indigenous Medicine Garden and Market Garden.

Hayato Ogawa looking at tea house construction site

Help us complete construction of a Japanese teahouse in our century-old Hatley Park. This is the first phase of a plan to revitalize these treasured Japanese Gardens that serve as a place of rest, reflection and renewal for the community.

Help us reimagine and restore the historic Glass House in our walled garden. As one of Canada’s oldest working greenhouses it has great potential to be a vibrant hub for teaching, learning and research at Royal Roads.

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.

A bench in the Royal Roads University gardens.

Sponsor a Garden Bench

The RRU Commemorative Bench program is a meaningful way to recognize milestones, celebrate events or honour loved ones while enhancing our gardens and grounds.

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.