Ada-Annie Rae Arthur arrived at Boat Basin in 1915.
The five-acre wilderness garden, 35 years in the making, was regained by the rainforest at the time of her passing.
Thirty-two years and 35,000 hours of volunteer labour restored her beloved garden, now owned and maintained by Boat Basin Foundation.
The Foundation's objectives are to preserve the garden for future generations and to promote interest and education in cultural and natural history. The Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre was constructed to enable guests to stay over and to appreciate and learn about these values.
Day trips and overnight visits, via floatplane from Tofino through the full reach of Clayoquot Sound, are offered by Boat Basin Foundation to guests interested in understanding and supporting the project.