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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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Annual Art and Bloom 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 May Long Weekend. The Kitty Coleman Annual Art and Bloom 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.

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A new venue in the gardens for entertainment throughout the year

Kitty Coleman Woodland Garden
Christmas Events 2023

Santa's Barn & Garden Lights

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

Santa's Visits

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
11am – 4pm


Dates: December 20th & 22nd
7 pm. Start

Gardens Open Every Day

9am – 9pm

Entrance Fee: $10.00 (cash only)

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22nd Annual Art and Bloom Festival

May 18, 19 & 20, 2023
Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm
Mon. 10am-4pm

Entrance Fee: $10.00
Pet friendly

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Give them a gift that keeps on giving all year round …

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

Season Pass

  • $50.00 Per Person Per Year
  • Internationally Acclaimed 24 Acre Informal Show Gardens
  • The Perfect Tranquil Escape In These Times
  • A Thoughtful & Healthy Christmas Gift

Email bzimmerman@shaw.ca or Call 250-338-6901 TODAY!