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“Relax with the chickens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens
1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
250-725-1220
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Ranked #20 of 48 things to do in Tofino
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Owner description: 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.
Toronto Canada
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“Relax with the chickens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just went for coffee one morning. It was pretty good coffee, but the real fun was watching the chickens run around among the tables. Great place to take city kids!

Visited August 2013
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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“Eat and walk at the Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The vegetarian café served delicious home cooked food for lunch time. A walk around the gardens leads down to the shoreline along boardwalks. Beautiful trees and plant life in a calm setting. A lovely half day excursion.

Visited August 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Don't waste your time.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Don't waste your time visiting the gardens. The best floral display was outside of the gardens. It was expensive to get into and the vast majority of the flowers were not in bloom. Seriously, you are likely to see a much nicer display of garden just by biking around the area. The few flowers that were in bloom weren't marked by name so that we weren't even able to identify the flowers.

Visited August 2013
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“Eclectic....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A great morning spent at the Botanical Gardens near Tofino. Great coffee and a warm welcome, a quirky mix of plant life, gardens, sculptures and relics. The trail down to the beach at low tide is a great spot. The kids loved turning over the stones and revealing lots of crabs....

Lose yourself in the winding paths and enjoy the eclectic mixture that is TBG

Visited August 2013
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“Sculptures, winding paths, water views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We enjoyed our walk through these gardens and some of the quirky items one wouldn't expect like an old typewriter. The sculptures added interest and the view from the beach was classic BC. I wasn't sure about the old boat and while I didn't think it was necessary some young children were enjoying it while we were there. If you are looking for something to do for an hour or so, this is a good stop.

Visited July 2013
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