Supporting the gardens

The upper Japanese garden pavilion and fishing pond with cherry blossoms around them.

Preserving the Hatley Park Gardens

The world-renowned Hatley Park Gardens at Royal Roads University have awed visitors for more than 100 years. Today, our exquisite gardens offer sanctuary, respite and inspiration as a place where visitors can refresh mind and soul thanks to the generosity of donor support. 

These gardens are a testament to the role philanthropy plays in preserving this special place.

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Help keep a good thing growing!

Your donation to support the gardens at Royal Roads University will help us preserve these lands for you, your families, friends and visitors to experience this amazing place's sublime beauty and abundance.

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Sponsor a bench

Philip Steenkamp and Solara Goldwynn planting in the Farm at RRU.

Help us restore and revitalize

In addition to the general upkeep of these historic gardens, funds are also needed to support the creation of exciting new initiatives that honour our history while allowing us to act on reconciliation, address food insecurity, establish community spaces and create biodiversity.

See current projects

Explore the gardens

The gardens are free to the public and open every day from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Castle access is permitted only with a guided tour.

Please note: Dogs must always be on a leash and are not permitted in the gated garden areas.