Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, Courtenay

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Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens are an act of love, developed by one man in an effort to fulfill a dream to share with all. Bryan Zimmerman's Xmas Tree Farm and Santa's Barn are well-known in the Comox Valley during the winter months. He always knew he lived in a beautiful spot but it wasn't until he began clearing out some of the thick brush on his 24 acres of forested land that he thought of a way to share it with others.

Studying the interesting topography and unique layout gave him the idea for creating the woodland gardens. Over the next years he began to build his wonderland dream clearing the underbrush by hand to reveal a forest floor more beautiful than he had imagined.
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  • We went inthe evening and walked along the trails... in the dark except for the multitude of colourd likgts strung along the main pathways, I understand Santa was there during the day time hours and h...  more »
  • We combined our visit to Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens with their annual art show and we had a blast! Great artists, lovely paths, amazing scenery, and good food and new friends afterwards. Worth the...  more »
  • This 24 acre wooded site is a collection of clearings that have gazebos, a stone labryinth, lawns, and a maze of trails. The primary plants are rhododendorns but it was not the season when they bloom ...  more »
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  • A wonderful open space with mainland mountain vistas across the straight of tidal current flows the sounds of lapping waves playing around seal barks raven calls eagle being chased away by a murder of crows there for all to enjoy in perpetuity, thank-you Kitty Coleman I would have liked to have met you.
  • Such a magical place! There's so much to explore here, from the more rugged trails by the river to many easy trails winding throughout the park by lakes and ponds.
  • Loved it ! It was so peceful . We will be back for sure in the spring to see it with the flowers!
  • Magical woodland paths and natural sculptures; a meditative, secluded trail. See if you can find the hidden labyrinth. October has amazing wild mushrooms along paths and mystical open groves within the woods. This is one of the places that made us fall in love with the Comox Valley.
  • This place is incredible! So much to find

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