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Ronning Garden
Ronning's garden is open to the public and can be reached by a ten minute walk on a restored section of the old San Josef Wagon Road. This is about a 1 1/2 hour drive by gravel road from Port Hardy, BC. Follow the signs to Holberg and then the signs toward Cape Scott Park. Watch for the Ronning's Garden sign on your right.
Bernt Ronning established his homestead in 1910. Most settlers abandoned the area over the years, but Ronning continued making his life here into the 1960s. His house and garden became a regular stop for the settlers hiking from Cape Scott, Raft Cove and San Josef Bay.
He gradually cleared five acres of the rainforest as he ordered seeds and cuttings of trees and plants from around the world. In the late 60s and 70s the garden nearly disappeared under the encroaching forest. Today, the garden has been restored. The pair of Monkey Puzzle trees (male and female) are the garden's main feature.
Location: Box 105, Port Hardy, BC, Canada   V0N 1Z0
Phone: 250-288-3724  
Website: www.dlastresort.com/ronninggardens.htm