Dedicated to the cultivation and display of plants native to the world’s coastal temperate rainforests, Tofino Botanical Gardens offer 12 acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between nature and culture. Walk the paths and boardwalks from the Visitor Centre to kitchen gardens, the Frog Pond, and Children’s Garden into the forest, where clearings have become pocket gardens. Many gardens display plants that once thrived in coastal temperate rainforests around the world and celebrate the cultural groups of Clayoquot Sound, particularly the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. Tofino Botanical Gardens offers educational programs and research about temperate rainforest conservation inspires understanding of the ecosystems of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.