"One of the world's finest informal gardens," a member of Britain's prestigious Royal Trust said of the Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, 15 minutes north of Courtenay.
Unique among BC gardens, this is a one-man labour of love that never fails to transport visitors far beyond expectations.
Kitty Coleman Gardens
Some 25,000 visitors per year to these gardens, include gardeners and nature lovers on pilgrimages, locals in search of oasis and beauty, painters and photographers pursuing images and wedding parties taking advantage of a gorgeous natural setting. Guided tours are available.
Founder Bryan Zimmerman
Surprise jumps out from behind 100 varieties of trees. Even founder Bryan Zimmerman found himself surprised as he went about transforming his 9.7ha/24a forest land into a stunning marriage of woodland garden, rhododendron garden, lake, ponds and rainforest.
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6183 Whitaker Rd
Courtenay, British Columbia
Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens promises the garden enthusiast, bird watcher, artist, vacationer & world traveller a memorable visit. Over 3000 rhododendrons of different varieties & sizes, companion plants & cultivated trees blend into the natural surroundings. Enjoy our festivals: Art & Bloom on the Victoria Day long weekend & Artisans' Festival on the Labour Day long weekend. Newly opened is our Ocean Stone Labyrinth. We have Carol Walks & Garden Lights during the month of December. Please check our website for more details.