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Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-725-1220
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The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest...

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.

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A little quirky fun place to visit

We were staying in a hotel near the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Figured it would be an easy walk around the gardens. Most of the paths were fine but few were slippery paths and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
nlance2016
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Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in a hotel near the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Figured it would be an easy walk around the gardens. Most of the paths were fine but few were slippery paths and not all had hand rails. I am in my late 60s and my husband in his 70s. There were some stunning views. Love the children's path. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a few hours of spare time one day during our day trip to Tofino so we decided to stop here. There are a number of pathways to walk through and really interesting art to see. We took our time wandering around and enjoyed a bit of a visit in the cafe afterwards. It seems like some of the... More 

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Thank ACCTD14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went here on a rainy day and it was still very enjoyable and we loved wandering around taking in all the nature :)

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Dronfield England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed all morning. Lovely walk through the rainforest to a tidal beach with a view of the bay. Good tea/coffee and home baking run by very friendly girls. Nice place to get out of the sun on a hot day.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We cane out of curiosity and stayed the rest of the afternoon. Lovely walk through the rainforest to a tidal beach with a view of the bay. Good tea/coffee and home baking run by very friendly girls. Nice place to get out of the sun on a hot day

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This attraction is a real surprise: a botanical garden laid out with insight and wit. I had a chat with Robert Patterson, who seems to be the mastermind behind this fascinating garden, and who explained that the garden focused on native plants as well as plants from other temperate climates with heavy rainfall. Chile is well represented, as are parts... More 

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Thank operalover939
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My favorite place to get a coffee in Tofino and enjoy the nice scenery. The coffee is good and the views are even better! As for the Botanical Garden itself, its super awesome. Great artwork and scalpers, and the garden plus vegetation is superb. You can find a great place to read a book or take someone out for a... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A quiet hideaway amidst the vacation bustle. Loved the artwork hidden away in the gardens, and the paths through the woods and by the shore.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went during the day and enjoyed a calm and peaceful walk around the gardens, a lovely atmosphere and great views of the inner sound. Birdlife abundant and the trees and forest were good to explore. What tipped it for us was the Lantern Festival. Yes, it cost us more to go back in the evening but well worth it.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This was a very easy walk, unfortunately the water was at high tide, so we did not see any animals, there were some art work which we stopped and look at. A nice Cafe for a coffee or tea, with some yummy pastries.

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