Connect with yourself, the water, and the earth as you explore Vancouver Island North’s tranquil gardens and blooms. Vancouver Island North’s coastal climate and plentiful bouts of rain encourages remarkable growth of green spaces and gardens that celebrate the remarkable biodiversity of this place.
A heritage garden nestled in the heart of the rainforest, Ronnings Garden features over five acres of wilderness garden that bloom under the canopies of the area’s wild growth. Another hidden gem of horticulture goodness, Shepherds’ Garden is a family-operated garden that features an abundance of perennials, animals, shrubs, and trees that are perfect for a relaxing stroll in the late morning.
know before you go
If you plan on exploring some of the more remote areas of the region, make sure you are prepared:
- If you are traveling on a logging road, expect to be sharing these roads with industrial vehicles and be sure you know how to travel afely
- Understand the cellular service limitations in remote areas
- Familiarize yourself with camping ethics for the front and backcountry before you go
- Leave no trace
- Stay on designated paths and trails