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Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-725-1220
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Description: The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest...
The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest with walking trails, sculpture, & interpretive sites located throughout. With our childrens garden, vegetable and herb gardens, and exotic plants from places like Chile or the Himalayas, there is something for everyone at the Gardens.Plus, we have ducks.
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The Botanical gardens are a little gem just outside Tofino. It has lots of neat little trails with pieces of abstract art here and there. I would recommend the gardens to anyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Previous tripadvisor reviews were not enthusiastic but we wanted to find out for ourselves, so this morning we enjoyed a lovely Latte (ok, two Lattes) at the Darwin Cafe, charming service and a humorous host....and then the most amazing walk along the beach, rainforest, and if one walks for long enough one gets into ever less tended and natural surroundings.... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love botanical gardens and all the varieties of trees and plant that they have. It is always calming and relaxing walking through the plants and taking in all the smells and sights.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Botanical gardens are a little gem just outside Tofino. It has lots of neat little trails with pieces of abstract art here and there. I would recommend the gardens to anyone looking for a little getaway from life in Tofino.

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Alberta, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was a nice walk. We were expecting more. Some neat art work along the trails. An ok place to go but we felt we could get more out of hiking local trails and could see the same things without paying for it. They did have a cute little coffee shop but we didn't stay to try it.

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Lancs
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137 reviews 137 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

These are not typical botanical gardens and there is not a lot to see. It is a pleasant way to spend an hour or so. On arrival we noted that Darwin's Cafe were serving afternoon tea from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm and we were looking forward to this at the end of our visit. However, when we went for... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Walk through the woods to the mud flats. Good opportunity to birdwatching see eagles and other shore birds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's better than just OK, takes about 1hr. to walk the grounds and see the different sculpture and botanic plants, flowers, and birds. Also a very pleasant walk thru the forest and down to the waters edge, saw some unique and beautiful specimens. The restaurant was closed on our visit. But then again there are so many outstanding restaurants in... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great garden to walk through, if you enjoy gardening then you really must check this out, really enjoyed the walk to the ocean.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pathways lead us to a huge variety of local and international plants, flowers, ferns and trees, some of the collection coming from as far away as Chile (they will explain). It's an old-growth forest with cedars and pines older than the so-called discovery of Canada by Europeans. Sculptures are found as one walks through the pathways and one eventually gets... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We love to walk in botanical gardens, so were happy to see there was one in Tofino when we visited last week. Some previous reviews stated that this wasn't a "typical" botanical garden and we found that to be true as well. However, we did find this spot to be lovely and we enjoyed our hour long stroll through the... More 

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Address: Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-725-1220
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino

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