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Near Brentwood Bay in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Ross Fountain Lookout

 
 
Ross Fountain Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Ross Fountain Lookout Marker
Inscription.  This smaller quarry was a source of limestone in the 1860s. It was here that Ian Ross, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, devised his spectacular fountain with the assistance of his plumber, Adrian Butler and his electrician, Vic Dawson. The Ross Fountain commemorated the 60th Anniversary of The Butchart Gardens when it was installed in 1964.
 
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 48° 33.759′ N, 123° 28.125′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is in The Butchart Gardens' Sunken Garden. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1J8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Ross Fountain Lookout (a few steps from this marker); The Sunken Garden Lake (a few steps from this marker); The Quarry Walls (within shouting distance of this marker);
Ross Fountain Lookout and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Ross Fountain Lookout and Marker
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Soda Fountain Sit-In (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunken Garden Lake Sit-in (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Above The Sunken Garden (about 180 meters away); The Sunken Garden (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Butchart Gardens. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ross Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. Ross Fountain
Ross Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
4. Ross Fountain
The Butchart Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
5. The Butchart Gardens Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 3, 2022