Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino

3.7
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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. Make Tofino Botanical Gardens a centerpiece of your Tofino vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tofino vacation route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    By chance we visited on the evening of the annual lantern festival. A truly unique fantasy festival with choires,musique and artist lanterns.outstanding!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Lots to do and see for children. They also have Lateran making and other crafts to entertain the kids. Well worth the visit  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful blue garden, very well maintained and still wild. We really liked the whole plant. There is also a nice cafe.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Darwin's cafe served us a very delicious take on tuna poke with some ice coffee that was absolutely delectable after a stroll in the gardens. There are easy paths to take through the forest filled with unique plants from all over the world. The most interesting species were from Chile, definitely check it out!
  • June 21, 2017
    Peaceful place to visit when passing by or when looking for a coffee. The garden is nice to explore and read about.
  • May 27, 2017
    Great place to learn about many sea creatures you may see in the area. All animals released at end of season.
  • April 17, 2017
    Beautiful way to spend an hour or two exploring a huge garden in an old growth forest. Sculptures throughout the peaceful retreat.
  • April 19, 2017
    Did it on a rainy day was nice. Alot bigger then I thought and alot more stuff. Right by the ocean :)

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