Your garden updates

Growing resilience and cultural exchange

Community collards workshop a recipe for success.

RRU gardener Emma Lansdowne digs into history and colonialism

Her PhD research focuses on the “entanglement of gardens and imperial enterprise in the 18th and early 19th centuries.”

How a traditional teahouse is bringing a piece of traditional Japanese culture to Royal Roads

Thanks to a lead donation, a traditional teahouse is part of the plans for RRU’s Japanese gardens

The Farm at Royal Roads blooms bigger with TD Bank Group support

The sunshine – and a generous gift from TD Bank Group – is growing the Farm at Royal Roads University (RRU). Today, TD announced a $196,000 donation to RRU’s annual grounds and gardens fundraising…
Plant starts next to a yellow watering can.

Local food leaves little carbon footprint

Solara Goldwynn, food systems manager for Royal Roads University's Giving Garden, speaks on Conversations Live with Stuart McNish about the university's local solution to address food insecurity. In…
Smiling woman standing next to fridge holding a plastic bin of rapini

Growing kindness: RRU’s community fridge

It’s been a year since the start of the Royal Roads University Giving Garden. Now there’s a new addition: the RRU community fridge. The initiative is a partnership between the Giving Garden and Student…
woman standing in garden near a row of kale plants

From no-dig to pollinator plants, try this at home

Solara Goldwynn, Royal Roads University’s food systems manager took staff on a tour of the Giving Garden as part of the university’s celebrations for Earth Week hosted by the Climate and Sustainability…

1,000 pounds and growing: RRU Garden helps feed community

Royal Roads University’s Giving Garden, part of A Vision in Bloom, is helping fight food insecurity on Vancouver Island

RRU’s historic Japanese Gardens are getting a major redesign

CBC Victoria's Adam van der Zwan took a walk with the garden's new architect Hayato Ogawa and Director of Operations Ron Granados to find out more about major plans for the historic Japanese Gardens.

Royal Roads’ kitchen garden is producing

Right now we are giving the community 120 pounds of organic produce a week, grown right here on campus in our Giving Garden, funded by your donations to A Vision in Bloom.
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

100 years of history and the heritage fruit trees of Royal Roads

When is a banana not a banana? When it’s a Winter Banana! (Which is a type of apple and one of RRU’s heritage fruit trees.)

The century-old “glass house” at Royal Roads remains a vital asset on campus

A Vision in Bloom: restoring the historic glass greenhouse on RRU grounds

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.

What’s in the (water) works at Royal Roads

The ponds and fish ladders in RRU’s gardens go back more than a century and are getting upgrades as part of A Vision in Bloom.

RRU Bonsai with Mark Paterson

We are pleased to share a little peek into a local donor event with RRU’s Bonsai Artist Mark Paterson who shared insights on the art of bonsai.

He devoted a lifetime to bonsai. Soon, you’ll be able to see his trees at Royal Roads

Dick and Bette Geisreiter donated over 100 bonsai to Royal Roads University to be enjoyed in the university’s Japanese garden.
Hayoto Ogawa and Vera Gammert in the Japanese Gardens at RRU

Rejuvenation of Royal Roads’ Japanese gardens will build on tradition — and perfection

A major upgrade of Royal Roads University’s tranquil Japanese gardens is a key piece of its Vision in Bloom fundraising campaign.

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.