Near Brentwood Bay in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
The Japanese Garden
The first of Jennie Butchart's formal gardens, the Japanese Garden was started in 1906. A Japanese landscape artist, Isaburo Kishida, assisted her with the design. Under the supervision of Hugh Lindsay the first of Mrs. Butchart's head gardeners, labourers from the cement works implemented Kishida's plan. Jennie installed a torii gate to mark the entrance to the garden. The magnificent purple beech on each side of the gate and the Japanese maples at the head of the stone stairs down into the garden are the oldest non-native trees in The Butchart Gardens.
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
Location. 48° 33.958′ N, 123° 28.154′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is about 25 meters inside the torii gate entrance to The Butchart Gardens' Japanese Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of the Three Sturgeons (a few steps from this marker); Star Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); The Italian Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Boar (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Organ Pavillion (about 150 meters away); The Sunken Garden (about 150 meters away); Concert Lawn (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood Bay.
Also see . . .
1. The Butchart Gardens. (Submitted on June 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on June 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.