The Tofino Botanical Gardens has entered a new phase of life. The 10-acre site has transferred ownership to MakeWay's IPCA Innovation Program. MakeWay is a national charitable organization whose mandate is “nature and communities thriving together.” Much of the vision for the Tofino Botanical Gardens, established in 1997 by previous owner George Patterson, will be maintained. Programming, however, will shift to a focus on Indigenous-led conservation.
The Gardens are currently closed to the public but will re-open for public visitation in spring/summer 2022. Stay tuned for more information!