Cougar Annie's Garden
The garden consists of a five-acre
clearing, criss-crossed with over two kilometres of meandering pathways
and dotted with outbuildings that once housed goats and chickens.
Resurrected from a tangle of salal, Scotch broom, and salmonberry,
this garden has endured for nearly one hundred years.
The survival and the continuity of
the garden make it an important heritage site. No other pioneer
homestead in Clayoquot Sound remains in private hands; no other
garden of this scope exists on the West Coast. Now, the Temperate
Rainforest Field Study Centre rests on the ridge overlooking
the garden, which will host university students learning about the
rich natural history of Clayoquot Sound.
Visitors are invited to view the
garden on limited basis. The Foundation can arrange day trips for
organized groups throughout the spring and summer months. For more
information about traveling to the garden, please see Visiting