In 1999 Margaret Horsfield's book, Cougar
Annie's Garden was published. (Click
here to link to the book.) In her Foreword to the third printing
in 2003, Margaret writes of the Boat Basin Foundation:
"The Foundation has two main aims: to maintain
and preserve Cougar Annie's garden for future generations,
and to encourage education in temperate rainforest ecology.
In the year 2000 construction began to create a field study
centre to attract students to this remote location. From this
base, young people coming to the area will be able to gain
a deeper understanding of natural history, while bringing
with them an abundance of creative energy."
The Boat Basin Foundation welcomes groups of university students
to the Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre between May and
September. Other visitors are welcomed as our scheduling permits,
for day visits or for special group retreats and reunions.
Our facilities are not intended
as a tourist destination. The limited number of people who come
to visit are highly motivated people with a keen interest in learning
about the area. They are not pampered, and they must be physically
fit and independent. We welcome such visitors as part of our educational
mandate.Click here to find how to visit
To see our slideshow of early spring and summer scenes in the
garden and at the Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre, click
here, or follow the quick link below.