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About Mayo Creek Gardens

Jo Pye WeedMayo Creek Gardens is a three-season display garden and nursery near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, BC.

This truly unique five-acre garden is a skillful blend of plants native to the Cowichan Valley and compatible horticultural favourites, all co-existing in seemingly natural combinations
– a showcase of gardening with nature and wildlife.

More a wild plant sanctuary than a “traditional” manicured garden, Mayo Creek Gardens epitomizes the philosophy that a garden should be in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The garden contains a rich variety of conditions, which allows the exploration of diverse garden themes. Japanese-style bridges and gates, as well as trellises and pergolas offer important focal points, while strategically placed benches invite you to rest and enjoy the scenery.

Visitors are invited to tour Mayo Creek Gardens to see how native and ornamental plants can be blended in harmonious ways. The garden is also the venue for several events, workshops and group tours (provided by special arrangement) during the summer months. See our “Workshops” page.

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