Garden Revitalization

We have lived through a year like no other in recent history. In this time of great change and uncertainty spaces that provide peace, solace, connection and security, are needed more than ever and are critical to our health and wellness.

More than a campaign for garden restoration.

In a time of global change Royal Roads seeks to reimagine its already spectacular gardens to become a rejuvenating force that supports community. A Vision in Bloom will help preserve local heritage, strengthen community engagement and resilience, and enhance understanding and uptake of sustainable environmental practices by:

  • Building food production in the Walled Garden, increasing community food security and creating a living lab for students and community members
  • Expanding our small apiary to protect the pollinators and support the gardens overall
  • Restoring the Japanese Gardens not only to their former glory, but as a destination Japanese garden for the West Coast
  • Protecting our heritage Glass House, one of the last remaining heritage green houses in Canada
  • Celebrating how this place connects us to each other
Bridge and tree in Japanese Gardens
Student writing on clipboard in Glasshouse

Please join us!

The gardens at Royal Roads are a community treasure and free for everyone to visit. In fact, each year more than 20,000 people visit the gardens from around the world. This campaign will allow the university to keep improving the gardens, restoring important heritage features and creating new and innovative spaces that support and connect our community.