Gorge Park Community Gardens

The Gorge Park Community Gardens provide access to land for people who may not have gardens of their own and a place where they can produce food for their tables, meet with each other, and learn from one another.

The garden enhances ongoing efforts to upgrade the quality of Gorge Park as well as the health and vitality of the neighbourhood.


Dr Inazo Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden at Royal Jubilee Hospital

The Victoria-Morioka Friendship Society built this garden dedicated to Dr. Inazo Nitobe, a world renowned Japanese statesman who was born in Morioka and died at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria while visiting Canada in 1933. The site of his death is now formally acknowledged with the Dr. Inazo Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden, open daily for use by hospital patients, staff and members of the visiting public.

The Park & Recreation Foundation and the Victoria-Morioka Friendship Society are currently working on adding a marker with a plaque giving information about Dr. Nitobe and the garden.

Heritage Garden at Royal Jubilee Hospital Opened

July 24 2007 – On a lovely summer’s afternoon the Heritage Garden at the Royal Jubilee Hospital was opened. Sitting adjacent to the Pemberton Memorial Chapel, the garden provides a quiet oasis for patients, staff and visitors. Fundraising efforts of the Alumnae Association of the RJH School of Nursing were acknowledged, not only for the garden next to the Chapel, but also for the Chapel restoration and the archives display and storage. The donation from the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria for tree planting was recognized on the large bowl resting on top of the lectern stand.