The gardens that surround the buildings at St. John’s United Church in North Saanich are lovely to stroll through or make part of a longer hike in the neighborhood. Colorful seasonally flowering rhododendron and azalea shrubs form a border with coniferous trees. The flower beds are bordered by a lawn near the gravel parking areas. This building and area is used for many local community events and classes like yoga, environmental meetings and as a seasonal farmer’s market.
Geographic coordinates N48° 40′ 50″ W123° 27′ 29″ at Clayton Road
You can get to the green space of St. John’s United Church from Pat Bay Highway. Before you reach the BC Ferry Terminal follow the signs that lead to McDonald Park -Wain Road. Stay to the right as you curve off the highway and continue up to cross over the overpass. At the intersection turn left onto Wain Road. Once you reach West Saanich Road turn right and look for the Deep Cove Elementary School on the right and the church on the left. Turn left onto Clayton Road. There is limited parking in front of and beside the buildings.