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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Old Manís Garden

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. The Old Manís Garden Marker
Inscription. Dr. Helmcken loved tending the family garden throughout his long live. In his memoirs, he described his passion for gardening in the 1850s: “At this time I was a great gardener – worked hard – up at 5 or 6 oíclock digging & c. Indians cleared out the stumps and so forth – grew our own vegetables & c. In process of time the land was got into some sort of shape – and I planted with sods the grass plot as it now stands.”
The Helmcken garden originally extended down to Belleville Street. The Helmckens and their next-door neighbours, the Douglas family, favored English daisies, nasturtiums, dahlias, honeysuckle, lilacs and forget-me-nots. They bought flowers imported in pots from California or grew them from European seed.
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Dr. Helmcken in his garden, c. 1915. City of Victoria Archives PR252-7166.
 
Location. 48° 25.181′ N, 123° 22.018′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Douglas Street and Belleville Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Thunderbird Park, next to the Helmcken House. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Old Manís Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. The Old Manís Garden Marker
marker. Helmcken House Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Cecilia Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour (a few steps from this marker); The Childrenís Graves (a few steps from this marker); Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliot Street Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sisters of St. Ann (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
The Old Manís Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The Old Manís Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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