Doris Page Winter Garden

The Doris Page Winter Garden (at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich) was established in 1985 with funds from the Victoria Horticultural Society. It is named in honour of Doris Page, who spent decades demonstrating the potential for winter gardening in this climate. In addition to bringing hellebores to Victoria, Doris was also the host of the popular CHEK TV program ‘Island Country Garden’ and she was the president of the Victoria Horticultural Society from 1973-74 and 1979-80.

The Doris Page Winter Garden is developed and maintained by the volunteers of the Doris Page Partnership Group in conjunction with the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. The Victoria Horticultural Society provides ongoing financial support.

All photos were taken at the Doris Page Winter Garden at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC.

Also see the information shared by the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.


Ilex verticillata hosts a visitor. Dec. 17, 2014.

Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk'
February 2, 2015

Helleborus argutifolius

Helleborus argutifolius. Feb. 2, 2011. Photo taken by Rafe Mooney

Helleborus x nigercors 'Honeyhill Joy'

Helleborus x nigercors 'Honeyhill Joy'. Feb. 2, 2011.

Nerine bowdenii in front of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Oct. 24, 2012

Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica. Jan.19, 2011.

The fall foliage of the witch hazel bed (Hamamelis mollis). Oct. 24, 2012.

Rubus cockburnianus

Rubus cockburnianus (Ghost Bramble) with birch in background. Feb. 2, 2011.

October 24, 2012

Daphniphyllum humile

Daphniphyllum humile. Feb. 2, 2011. Photo by Rafe Mooney

Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'. Jan. 27, 2011.

Cornus stolonifera and Black Mono Grass

Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' in a bed of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass). Jan. 19, 2011.

Chimonanthus praecox "Wintersweet", February 2, 2015. Oh the heavenly fragrance...

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'. Oct. 24, 2012.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'

January 4, 2012 Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'

Libertia peregrinans with Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta'. January 4, 2012

Drimys lanceolata. January 4, 2012

Decaisnea fargesii (Dead Man's Fingers) - November 26, 2011

Ajuga reptans and flowering quince (May 4, 2011)

The Erythronium bed. (April 2011, John Scratchley)

Acer griseum

Acer griseum. Jan. 13, 2011. Photo by Rafe Mooney

Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) in bloom

Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) in bloom

Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) in bloom