Legacy & Benches

Stories as diverse as the people who have always come to this place to live, learn, and renew.

A Vision in Bloom offers a several opportunities to uniquely recognize the special meaning of this place in your life, whether honouring a special person or a special occasion.

Dedicating your gift

Your gift to A Vision in Bloom, in honour or memory of someone, is a meaningful way to acknowledge their impact on your life.   Simply share your dedication with us when you make your donation and we’ll recognize your gift.


Our new commemorative bench program is one way you can enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the gardens while honouring a special person or celebrating an important occasion in your life. We plan to install new benches this year and next year too.

Special Projects

Your gift could support specific projects like the restoration of the Waterwheel or the Japanese Cranes sculpture, both which were completed last year.  This year, we’re looking at special area plantings, places of reflection and key spaces in our new community kitchen garden.

Your own Fund

Royal Roads students do more than relax in the gardens, our programs use the gardens and grounds as a living lab for real-world understanding, especially around the environment, climate change and food security. You can help support these learning opportunities with a gift to A Vision in Bloom. Or you can set up your own fund to support students and their learning, one that matches your own interests would be special to a person who touched your life.

Contact us for more information on how you can honour someone special with your gift to A Vision in Bloom.

Legacy Bench Inquiry

Spring in the Japanese Gardens

Business professor’s memory to be honored

Dr. Steven Glover’s legacy to be honoured with commemorative bench on campus

The power of the picnic table resonates with Royal Roads MBA grads 16 years later

2005 MBA cohort raised $5,000 for Royal Roads and picnic table they donated has been refurbished for future student use.

Bench donation highlights pivotal time for women in World War II

Nephew and niece honour Eileen Maurice, who served as a "Wren" a Royal Roads Military College during World War II.

Anni’s bench will be a place to remember amongst the flowers

In honour of their mother who loved peace and flowers, a Victoria family is dedicating a bench to her in the Royal Roads Italian garden.

His whole life revolved around those gardens

In the history of Royal Roads hundreds of people have dedicated their workdays to the historic colourful ornamental gardens and lush landscape. “Slim” Quinney was one of them. His hard work, and legacy will soon be dedicated to his memory with a bench on the university grounds.