An Edwardian Affair
Experience an evening to remember in a place you will never forget
Step into the grandeur of the Dunsmuir estate during Edwardian times as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the gardens at Hatley Park. Start the celebration with great conversations over canapés and refreshments at Hatley Castle. Then bid farewell to summer with a stroll through the National Historic Site’s English Rose, Japanese and Italian gardens. Get a glimpse into the life of former B.C. lieutenant-governor James Dunsmuir with hosted tours. In a nod to an age known for garden parties, sit down for a delicious four-course meal. Honorary degree recipient and Pacific Opera Victoria artistic director, Timothy Vernon will be your MC.
You will also have the opportunity to support the gardens' ongoing stewardship through a live auction featuring some amazing opportunities to enjoy fine dining, entertainment and beautiful surroundings. Attendees will be eligible for some fantastic door prizes from local businesses as well.
Live auction packages include:
- A full-day luxury spa and golf package from Bear Mountain Resort
- Four uniquely themed lifestyle hotel and entertainment and travel packages in Victoria and Vancouver that include opening night at the opera, gourmet olive oil tasting and fine Italian cuisine, flights on Harbour Air, tickets to see the Vancouver Whitecaps, and family day activities such as IMAX
- Golf buddies road trip for four courses on Vancouver Island and the Sea to Sky corridor with accommodation at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Pemberton Valley Lodge
Please join us for An Edwardian Affair Saturday, Sept. 21 on this beautiful heritage site as we pay tribute to those who have helped make the gardens flourish for our community members and students to enjoy now and for years to come.
Please note tickets are limited and are available for purchase online.