From the delicate cherry blossoms and daffodils of early spring to the magnificent rhododendrons in April and May, the vibrant summer perennials to the rich colours of autumn, the Vancouver Island Region is an incomparable destination for garden lovers. Even the winter months hold a special magic as evergreen shrubs and trees take centre stage in a tranquil garden. Moreover, an immense variety of plants, shrubs, and trees flourish in the rich soil and moderate climate, making the Vancouver Island region a horticultural paradise.
There are gardens throughout the Vancouver Island region, from Victoria in the south all the way to Holberg north of Port Hardy, near Qualicum Beach in the east and in Tofino in the west. While some gardens are in located in towns and cities, several are situated in the midst of the wilderness. For visitors, this is ideal. You can explore the gardens in a particular area of the region, or you can embark on a region-wide driving tour and see them all.