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“Exquisite gardens - the Canadians really do these well!”

Tofino Botanical Gardens
Ranked #18 of 52 things to do in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exquisite gardens - the Canadians really do these well!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We loved the herb gardens where you could pluck at them and smell the different herbs. The owner was really helpful and made us feel very welcome - just a beautiful place.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Don't just drive by”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was a surprise, in the middle of wild Tofino. Beautiful wild garden and a nice little café to relax in afterwards. There are 12 acres to explore but it really only takes about an hour or less to see it all, including your afternoon tea with excellent tarte tatin.

Visited July 2012
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United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chickens!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Absolutely loved it; the first botanics i have been to with free range chickens wandering around. Great cake too.

Visited July 2012
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Thank cbg203
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Seattle, WA
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great walk in the woods”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Loved the walks and the bird blind. They're still doing a lot with this place, but you can see that it has good bones.

Visited July 2012
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Thank TravelLib
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Swanage, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location but badly needs some TLC”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

So disappointed as we had high expectiations having read the Observer recommendation (written a decade ago???) Overrun with Japanese Knotweed and the dreaded Mare's Tail, poorly labelled - they need some volunteers. It could be wonderful!!

Visited July 2012
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Thank GeoffreyJane
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