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

Rose Garden History

 
 
Rose Garden History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Rose Garden History Marker
Inscription.  The present Rose Garden was built in 1929 and 1930 on the site of the Butchart's vegetable garden. The design was developed by Butler Sturtevant, a Seattle landscape artist, and adapted by Jennie Butchart. The head gardener at the time, Bob Ballantyne, was in charge of its installation. His perfectionist methods added greatly to its improvement and expansion over the next thirty years until his retirement in 1959.

Between the Rose Garden and the nursery field, now the Concert Lawn, the Butchart family's orchard was situated.
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The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is home to 2500 roses in 250 varieties and is the only part of the garden in which the plants are labelled.
 
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 48° 33.926′ N, 123° 28.194′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital
The Rose Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. The Rose Garden Marker
Regional District. Markers are at The Butchart Gardens, near the Giant sequoias WNW of the Rose Garden. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of the Three Sturgeons (within shouting distance of this marker); Organ Pavillion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Japanese Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Concert Lawn (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Star Pond (about 90 meters away); Seed & Fireworks Fields (about 90 meters away); The Italian Garden (about 120 meters away); Coast Salish Totem Poles (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Butchart Gardens. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Canadian Rose Society. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. landscape architecture
 
Rose Garden Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. Rose Garden Markers
Giant sequoias Behind the Rose Garden Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
4. Giant sequoias Behind the Rose Garden Markers
The Butchart Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. The Butchart Gardens Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Sep. 18, 2020