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Near Brentwood Bay in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart

 
 
The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart Marker
Inscription.

Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th-century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, this site has retained much of its original design, and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays.
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Jennie Butchart commença à façonner ce magnifique paysage en 1904. Elle conçut, à la manière des grands domaines de l'époque, une variété de jardins pour créer autant d'expériences esthétiques. Une ancienne carrière de calcaire devint le spectaculaire Jardin en contrebas, témoin de mouvement d'embellissement du début du XXe siècle et constituant une réalisation exceptionnelle de l'histoire horticole au Canada. Au fil des ans, la famille Butchart a su conserver en grande partie le plan d'origine du site et perpétuer l'approche victorienne de changer, sur une base saisonnière, les superbes massifs floraux.
 
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The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart Marker
Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 48° 33.82′ N, 123° 28.119′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is in The Butchart Gardens' Sunken 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. Sunken Garden Lake Sit-in (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarry Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); Above The Sunken Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sunken Garden Lake (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Sunken Garden (about 90 meters away); Ross Fountain Lookout (about 120 meters away); Soda Fountain Sit-In (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Ross Fountain Lookout (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 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Butchart Gardens. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features
 
The Butchart Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. The Butchart Gardens Sign
Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
4. Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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