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Student Intern Opportunity

The Point Ellice House* Preservation Society is seeking 3 highly motivated summer students to work with our Curatorial and Visitor Services teams.

Focus will be on projects related to the preservation and presentation of Point Ellice House Provincial and National Historic Site in Victoria, BC.

The period of employment will be June through August 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed). Pay rate: $16.00/ hour.

Full details of this opportunity can be found by by downloading this PDF document.

Please send cover letter and resume to jeniredale@hotmail.com.
Application deadline: May 10, 2017.

Mother’s Day Walk In Our Gardens

Reminder: coming up this Sunday!!!

For Mother’s Day, Point Ellice House is pleased to offer an Exclusive Guided Tour through our gardens.

Hosting this special event will be our Horticulturist Expert, David along with our Historical Interpreter, Barb to give a perspective on the History of Flowers at Point Ellice House.

The tour and activities are scheduled on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 pm.

The admission price of $25.00 include Tea or Coffee and a mini assortment from our summer Picnic High Tea menu.  Being a special event, we are sorry to have to limit this tour to 20 guests. Reservations may be made by calling (250) 380-6506 and leave a voice mail or send an email to info@PointElliceHouse.com to attend.

What a pleasant way to spend the day, by experiencing the enchantment and bouquet of Point Ellice Gardens with your Mother….

The 2017 Season is Almost Here!

June 1 will mark the opening date of the O’Reilly’s Visitor Centre for the 2017 season.

Please note we have a couple of changes:
1) We no longer have the equipment to be able to operate as a restaurant.
2) Our open hours are modified to accommodate the ongoing construction at the old carriage house.

Point Ellice House will offer a Picnic High Tea, on the Gorge Lawn, thanks to our partnership with Truffles Catering.

Our hours of operation starting June 1:
Thursday and Fridays:  
Tours of the Historic House:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sundays:
Tours of the Historic House:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Picnic High Tea: Seatings for Picnic High Tea are available at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm
Please note that reservations for the Picnic High Tea must be made at least two days in advance.

Truffles Catering

Point Ellice House is pleased to announce our partnership with Truffles Catering, our caterer for the Picnic High Teas on the Gorge Lawn.

We will be open for the Picnic High Tea on the first weekend of June (the 3rd and 4th) and will continue through the summer season as weather permits.  Seatings for the High Picnic Teas are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon and 3:00 pm.  Reservations are required and must be made at least two days in advance by contacting the O’Reilly Visitor Centre.

In addition, Truffles Catering is our recommended caterer for special events held at Point Ellice House.

Mother’s Day Update

For Mother’s Day, Point Ellice House is pleased to offer a exclusive tour of our gardens.

The tour guides with be our Horticulturist Expert, David along with our Historical Interpreter, Barb to give a perspective on the History of Flowers at Point Ellice House.

The tour and activities are scheduled on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 pm.

The admission price of $25.00 include Tea or Coffee and a mini assortment from our summer Picnic High Tea menu.  Reservations may be made by calling (250) 380-6506 and leave a voice mail or send an email to info@PointElliceHouse.com to attend.

What a more pleasant way to spend the day, by giving your Mom the enchantment and bouquet of Point Ellice Gardens.

Renovations are continuing…

Due to ongoing heritage restoration and repairs to our site, we are unable to open until June (except for Mother’s Day Garden Tours). Private house tours for April and May can be arranged, for a mutually beneficial time, by leaving a voice or email.

For Mother’s Day we are offering two tours, one at 10:00 with David our  Horticultural Expert, or at 2:00 with Barb our Historical Interpreter explaining the history of flowers. What a more pleasant way to spend the day, by giving your Mom the enchantment and bouquet of Point Ellice Garden.

Unfortunately Picnic High Teas will not be available on Mother’s Day, but will start on weekends only in June through September. Please watch this website and our Facebook page for upcoming opening announcements.

We look forward to seeing all our friends and members, returning and new in the summer season. Thank you for your patience with our delayed opening.

Easter Saturday Garden Tour

Please join us for a heritage garden tour Easter Saturday.
The head gardener will take you on a tour of the Point Ellice House Gardens and talk a little history, and a little garden design with tulips, daffodils and spring shrubs.
Entrance is by donation to support the historic house and gardens.
Saturday, April 15
1:00 until 2:00 p.m.
2616 Pleasant Street in Victoria.
Call 250-380-6506 to make reservations.

Upcoming 2017 Season

Point Ellice House open hours and activities for 2017 are under review.  Please check mid-April for dates and times open. The schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Did You Know?
Kathleen O’Reilly and Canada are both due for a very happy birthday wish this year- both were ‘born’ in 1867.
Happy Sesquicentennial!

Garage Sale

Point Ellice House is having a garage sale to reduce our inventory of overstocked inventory.

Sunday, Nov. 13th,  9:00 to 3:00
At: Point Ellice House, 2616 Pleasant Street

Too Many Bargains to List – but here’s a hint:
Food Prep Tools, China, Glassware, and  so much more!
No Early Birds Please