What’s New

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

Thank You All for a Great Season at PEH

The Spring/Summer Season has drawn to a close at Point Ellice House. The last day of Tea Service was September 26th.

Tours can be arranged for groups by calling 250 385 5578. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, group size, along with your preferred date and time. One of our well versed Tour Guides will be pleased to take you through the O’Reilly Residence.
During the fall we will start the restoration and renovation of the Carriage House/Kitchen.
For information on the Christmas Season, please continue to check the website and Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing all our old friends, and making new ones! New members and aspiring volunteers are encouraged to follow the links and join our friendly team, who shape the future by sharing the past.

Kit Pearson Unveils New Book

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Rosemary Pryce-Digby with Annalise and Sophia Wall assists Kit Pearson in a reading of her new novel “A Day of Signs and Wonders”

Local and noted author Kit Pearson launched her latest book at Point Ellice House September 10.

She dedicated the book to her three goddaughters, and asked them to star in the reading she gave for the audience.
The novel starts with a chance meeting of Kathleen O’Reilly, aged 13, and Emily Carr, aged 9, and follows the two girls through their day in and around Point Ellice House.
Autographed copies of the book are now available in the Gift Shop at Point Ellice House.
For more information about the book and Kit Pearson visit her web site: www.KitPearson.com

Pass It Around Victoria

Pass It Around VictoriaFrom the Pass It Around Victoria web site:

Explore Victoria’s Heritage and discover the stories of the people who created, lived and worked at these sites. Come to know our fascinating history – and take those experiences home with you!

A $25 Pass It Around Victoria pass connects you with Museums, Art Galleries and National Historic Sites. If you are visiting as a tourist, learn about the culture and ancestry of British Columbia’s capital. As a local, delve deeper into your city’s past.

Passes are on sale ONLY at the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre.

 

Victoria Foundation’s 80th Birthday

To help celebrate Victoria Foundation’s 80th Birthday, the Foundation invites Victorians to take a complimentary free tour of Point Ellice House and Heritage Garden on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
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Due to our limited available parking, you are encouraged to come by Harbour Ferry for the reduced rate of a $5.00 return ticket.

Light refreshments may be purchased, though our regular Tea service will not be available. Join the celebration while learning about Victoria’s past!