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Kitty Coleman

Woodland Gardens is a feast for the senses. Nature's healing powers contained in this serene beauty bring a calmness and tranquility to the soul.

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Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens are an act of love, developed by one man in an effort to fulfill a dream to share with all.

Woodland Gardens, Courtenay, BC has one of the largest rhododendron collections in Western Canada with over 3000 plantings. It is also home to a multitude of native plants, birds and wildflowers. Its 24 wooded acres are covered with bark mulch paths and many water features. It is recognized as one of the world's finest informal show gardens.

We host two annual art shows, and our various Christmas programs throughout December. The gardens are open year round. We invite you to explore our website and look forward to seeing you at the gardens.

Canada 150 Garden Experience

Canada 150 Garden Experience

We are the proud recipient of a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were jury-selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting Kitty Coleman Woodland Garden as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.

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Artisans Festival 2013

Artisan Festival at Courtenay’s Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
– a little bit of magic, a whole lot of beauty

One of Vancouver Island’s premiere events is set to go on the coming long Labour Day weekend. The Kitty Coleman Annual Artisan Festival is one of our favourite attractions, bringing together a spectacular 24-acre venue, dozens of talented artists working in many genres and a panorama of colour and visual delight courtesy of the 3,500 rhododendrons that grace the site.

Kitty Coleman Woodland Garden
Christmas Events 2019

Carol walks with Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble

Dates: December 22nd & 23rd
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission: $10.00

Santa's Barn

Visits with Santa
Dates: December 7-8; 14-15; 20-21-22-23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden Lights & Santa's Barn

Every night, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dates: December 1 - January 1

Bryan with Santa