The Bonsai Garden at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was created in 2014, with over 60 bonsai trees on permanent display. The gardens are open all 4 seasons and the winter profiles of the trees are as interesting as the trees when in full leaf. In the Spring there is a fantastic showing as trees wake from their winter dormancy, and the early flowering varieties bloom.
The collection is very diverse and has many trees native to Vancouver Island on display (including Mountain hemlock, Douglas fir, White spruce, Ponderosa pine, Yellow cedar, Western Red cedar, and Shore pine). There are also many exotic trees including Japanese maple, Ginkgo, Chinese elm, Pyracantha, Japanese larch, Hornbeam, Beech, Hinoki cypress, Japanese black pine, and Shimpaku juniper.
It is the only outdoor Bonsai garden in Western Canada and the second largest in all of Canada. A great display of the art of bonsai in a tranquil environment, a great place to relax and enjoy a sunny afternoon.
The gardens are located at : 505 Quayle Rd Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
Ph: (250) 479-6162
Please see here for hours of operation. https://hcp.ca/hours-and-admission/
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