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Tofino Botanical Gardens

By UBC Botanical Garden | Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Vancouver Island

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Canada’s westernmost public garden is friendly, whimsical and a great place for children. Our excellent sculpture collection is displayed in a rainforest setting. Intimate paths and boardwalks lead visitors down to Tofino Inlet where the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s wild west coast reigns supreme.

Tofino Botanical Gardens have been created by founder, George Patterson, as a place to explore culture and nature. Kitchen gardens, compost bins, water conservation systems, chickens and goats speak to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the ancient satisfaction of tilling the earth. A deeper understanding of the local ecology of temperate coastal rainforests is encouraged throughout the gardens and exhibits. TBG is located within Tla O Quiaht Traditional Territory and this reality is celebrated with a new exhibit on the renaissance of canoe carving by artist Joe Martin.Performing arts are also an important part of TBG’s activities. We have hosted aerial dance performances in our old growth trees, spoken word and theatre in our visitors’ centre, live music on the lawn. Darwin’s Cafe is a place where interesting people come to discuss dangerous ideas.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

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Garden Amenities

  • ECOLODGE
  • DARWINS CAFé

Tofino Botanical Gardens Ecolodge

Tofino Botanical Gardens developed the Ecolodge in order to offer visitors to Tofino the kind of accommodation they would expect in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.We strive to improve our performance each year in four major areas: energy efficiency, protecting the natural environment, conservation of natural resources, and support of our local community. All of this, of course is in the context of providing our guests with a very comfortable and convivial experience.Learn more about the Ecolodge on our website.

Darwins Café at the Tofino Botanical Gardens

We are open seasonally, offering espresso drinks, a wonderful array of homebaked cakes, cookies and muffins. We believe that we are what we eat, so we take pride in using greens and vegetables from our own organic garden, eggs from our humanely-raised chickens, and organic ingredients as much as possible. We are also proud to serve many healthy vegan or vegetarian meals with gluten-free options. A visitor once told us that Darwin’s Cafe is a cross between a library, his living room, and a cafe! We hope you will drop by – garden entry is not required to enjoy the cafe. Darwin’s Cafe is available year-round for meetings, musical evenings, staff parties, wedding receptions, and more. Hours: May – end of September 9am – 5pmFree WiFi, free chicken watching learn more about Darwins Café on our website.


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Ecolodge, Darwins CaféTofino Food & Wine Festival, Tofino Lantern Festival

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1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BCV0R 2Z0

Region: Vancouver Island

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

By UBC Botanical Garden | Cultural Garden , GardensBC-Member , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

The jade green pond, koi fish, collection of 150-year old miniature trees and tai hu rock imported from China, are some of the delights the Garden offers.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

First classical Chinese garden built outside of China. Modelled after the garden home of a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) scholar. Hand-made with no power-tools, glues or screws.

Named the World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic, the Garden is characteristic of the private spaces within a Ming scholar’s residence. With its asymmetrical arrangement of rocks and plants, its winding paths and corridors, and the vistas that overlook its courtyards, the Garden emulates the rhythms of nature. Ming dynasty scholars, the elite of their time, lived and worked in their garden, sharing these enchanting spaces with friends and family of all ages. Like any home, a scholar’s garden was filled with energy, but also offered quiet moments for contemplation.

The jade green pond, koi fish, collection of 150-year old miniature trees and tai hu rock imported from China, are some of the delights the Garden offers.

The jade green pond, koi fish, collection of 150-year old miniature trees and tai hu rock imported from China, are some of the delights the Garden offers.

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Garden Amenities

  • GROUP PROGRAMS
  • VENUE RENTALS
  • EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • EIGHT TREASURES SHOP

We have many engaging, cultural activities for you to try with your adult, senior or tourist groups:• Tai chi• Chinese tea ceremony• Interpretational tour of the Garden• A historic Walking Tour of Chinatown• Dragon boat paddlingLet us customize a program that is perfect for your group! We simply require a minimum of 10 paying participants to deliver a private program or tour.Learn more about group programs by visiting their website.

Let the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden be the perfect setting for your event. Our covered pathways, courtyards and pavilions offer a perfect solution for outdoor weddings in any season!Wedding – A perfect venue for a perfect marriage. Balance and harmony. The setting for life’s important events help define the experience. We are enriched by surrounding ourselves with sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings that bring deep happiness and contentment.More information about hosting your wedding at our garden can be found on our website.

Corporate – Impress your clients and employees. Treat them to unsurpassed beauty and inspiration. Suitable for: • Client recognition and appreciation • Parties • Corporate retreats • Celebrations • Events • Presentations • WorkshopsMore information about corporate rentals can be found on our website.

Filming – Interested in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden as a filming location? To film in or around Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, a film application must be filled out and approved by the Garden. Subsequently, the rental party must provide documents including:• Copy of the script to be filmed on site• Insurance agreements• Security deposit• Certified cheque for the agreed feeRental rates will be set according to the size and scope of the proposed project. Learn more about our filming rentals on our website.

FESTIVALS

Chinese New Year Temple Fair

Every year, on the same day of the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown, the Garden presents a special event called Temple Fair. It is a ‘hot and noisy’ public celebration that’s based on the traditional Chinese Spring Festival temple fair where people entertain, trade, greet and celebrate. Enjoy traditional games, delicious food, tea ceremony, live music, and cultural learning at the fair. Come with family and friends to wish each other fortune, prosperity and good health.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (September )

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden hosts the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to celebrate the second biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar. This is an annual family festival that is perfect for all ages. There is music, storytelling, games, kids crafts; the creation of a community lantern; and of course Moon cakes. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is held in September.

Winter Solstice Secret Lantern Festival (December 2015)

Come together with friends and family to bring back the light to Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year! Warm your bellies with our signature Dragon Spice holiday tea and a delicious hot bun, and warm your hearts with the breathtaking landscape and glowing lanterns. Lantern artists reimagine the beauty of the Garden with whimsical and spectacular pieces while diverse performers take the stage throughout the evening. Add your personal touch by getting involved with the Community Lantern too!

THE ARTS

Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

Enchant your evenings with the critically acclaimed concert series at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden starting July through August. The Garden introduces exciting new groups along with your favorite performers. Awaken your senses with the vibrant sounds and dazzling dances, and book Thursday nights to celebrate this unique blend of cultural diversity!

Monthly Art Exhibitions

Art is the living and breathing essence of our Classical Chinese Garden. It connects culture, sparks creativity, and pushes boundaries. From paintings, drawings, photography, experimental videos, outdoor site-specific installations, we showcase artworks that embody elements of Chinese culture, traditional and new. We collaborate regularly with local arts organizations and artists to produce engaging and inspiring art projects. Please visit our calendar to view exhibition schedule.

Eight Treasures Shop interior overview.

At Eight Treasures Shop there are always treasures to find and stories to tell.Everything we carry, from small charms to vintage and antique pieces, is carefully selected to make sure you enjoy browsing for the perfect gift, and the added value is that… you support our Classical Chinese Garden with every purchase you make.Visit our Eight Treasures Shop online to view our most current collectibles inspired by the Garden, its exhibitions, and the local community of artists.


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Tours, Group Programs, School Programs, Events & Exhibitions, Wedding Rentals, Corporate Events, Filming, Garden Elements, Garden History, Eight Treasures Shop

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578 Carrrall Street,Vancouver, BCV6B 5K2

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Butchart Gardens

By UBC Botanical Garden | Display Garden , GardensBC-Member , Japanese Garden , Vancouver Island

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The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, and consists of 22 hectares/55 acres of spectacular floral beauty.

The Butchart Gardens is one of the top attractions in Victoria, British Columbia and ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top display gardens in the world. Started in 1904 by Jennie Butchart and her husband, Robert, the renown of this family owned gardens is widespread. Each year over a million bedding plants in some 900 varieties give you uninterrupted bloom from March through October. Almost a million people visit annually for spring’s colourful flowering bulbs; summer’s riot of colour, entertainment and Saturday Fireworks; autumn’s russets and golds; the Magic of Christmas’ decorations; and winter’s peacefulness.

Butchart Garden Victoria Brentwood Bay British Columbia

Classic shot of the iconic Sunken Garden in all its spring splendour!

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Garden Amenities

  • DINING AT THE GARDENS
  • SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT
  • FIREWORKS SHOW
  • UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

From casual to fine dining our culinary team offers farm to fork freshness to complement our outstanding floral displays.You’ll find the visual feasts of colours in the gardens are complemented by our dining options. Learn more about all your dining options by visiting the Dining page on The Butchart Gardens website. Reservations can be made by calling (250) 652-8222 or via OpenTable using the link above.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts and events. The open air concerts take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. You’ll enjoy the on-stage performances and, on toe-tapping music nights, the performances by visitors’ children who just have to frolic on the lawn. Even the swallows seem determined to perform with stellar overhead acrobatics. Enjoy the summer entertainment program as part of your general admission ticket. No extra charge for lovely evenings on the Concert Lawn or for Firework Saturdays.Learn more by visiting the Entertainment page on The Butchart Gardens website.

Spectacular. Jaw-dropping. Breathtaking. Our Saturday Night firework show is included with your general admission.All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes.Our Firework shows began in 1977 and continue to be one of The Gardens’ most popular draws. Our show times and dates vary from year to year, so please check below for the detailed schedule. The same show happens each Saturday but changes from year to year.Learn more by visiting The Butchart Gardens’ website.

Create happy and wonderful experiences for your five senses: see, hear, taste, smell and touch. LIVING FOSSILS WALKViewable: Every SeasonWe’re fortunate to have more than a dozen ancient trees (often known as ‘living fossils’) at The Gardens. Learn about a few of them here and where they’re located, or pick up the Living Fossils brochure when you visit to help you find a dozen species here.


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Meetings and Events, Weddings, Extensive Gardens, Activities, Dining, Fireworks, Entertainment, Shopping, Birthdays

Getting Here

800 Benvenuto AveBrentwood Bay, BC V8X 3X4

Region: Vancouver Island

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