Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino

3.8
#9 of 19 in Parks in Tofino
Explore the gardens, forest, and shoreline inside Tofino Botanical Gardens, a non-profit establishment that strives to blend culture and nature. A number of trails allow you to meander around flower and herb gardens, a duck pond, and art installations. Keep an eye out for pocket gardens, which display plants from around the world, and find the historic Bernardo O'Higgins homestead and a storytelling hut hidden among the greenery. If you love the attraction so much that you want to give something back, consider volunteering to help further their cause. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tofino Botanical Gardens by using our Tofino travel route builder website .
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  • We went to the Botanical Garden in the idea of breakfast after having read reviews and see photos. They serve little things and mostly very good coffee. The atmosphere of the Café is the image of a dream with some books available, people who work on their business, visitors. Tastefully decorated, the service is friendly. We also took advantage of visiting the garden is very beautiful with sculptures and installations in every corner. The tour goes down to the Bay and you lost among the rainforest. A great time spent there.
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  • The gardens weren't as informative as we had wished. It also needs a lot of maintenance work so I really hope they get some kind of funding as it would be a shame if the gardens became more disheveled...  more »
  • We attended a wedding reception in this beautiful setting just off the highway near Tofino on the long weekend in August. The weather was pleasantly warm and refreshing while we walked amongst the cre...  more »
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  • Beautiful little spot! We came in the rain and it was still awesome! For $12 it's a great place to spend some time exploring and taking pictures. I can't wait to come back in the summer time.
  • We had a magical experience here! The gardens themselves are a treat and well worth the admission price. Great coffee and cake at the cafe. I played the piano there and was lucky enough to strike up a conversation with the owner who is a great guy. A must-visit when visiting Tofino!!
  • The owner of these gardens is one dedicated man. He has invested much time and effort into producing the lovely gardens that I got to go and see in early January. I got to see many species from Chile and China, I got to experience the quietest place in Tofino and loons hunted the shallow waters of the small bay, and I got to learn about Darwin from the numerous book that litter the garden cafe. Go and see the fauna, the local art, the great sculptures, and don’t forget to stop in and say hi to the owner; he is a guy you will definitely want to meet :)! Accessibility: The gardens were mostly accessible for my wheelchair, but there are some points of deeper gravel where the going gets slow. Plus, you don’t need a car to get there. There is a cycling path along the highways out of the Tofino core that takes you right to the entrance of the gardens. The roll is smooth and decorated with many trees overhead.
  • Wonderful place for an after dinner evening walk. The setting sun adds to the slightly mystical atmosphere of the windy trails, various plants and cool statues.
  • Cute gardens. The wintertime light celebration is so lovely. The mulled wine was such a plus! Will have to go back someday.
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