The Gardens at HCP are a not-for-profit organization and attraction. The winner of the 2 passes will enjoy 9 acres of gardens with over 10,000 varieties of plants cared for by the organizations's students and volunteers. The gardens include the Takata Japanese garden, named for the Takata family who owned and operated a Japanese garden in Esquimalt from 1907-1942. When they were forced to leave Victoria, they gave many plants to their Gorge neighbours including 2 Japanese maple now over 100 years old that were transplanted here in 2008 as a gift from one of those neighbours on the Gorge. The day passes are not valid for special events.