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

The Sunken Garden

 
 
The Sunken Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. The Sunken Garden Marker
Inscription.

The Limestone deposit was exhausted in 1908 and the quarry abandoned. Mrs. Butchart conceived the idea of transforming the barren pit into a garden and thus the Sunken Garden came into being. In 1910 she planted Lombardy poplar trees in an attempt to block the view of the cement factory. By 1912 the development of the garden was underway and it was completed in 1921.
 
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
 
Location. 48° 33.874′ N, 123° 28.114′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is in The Butchart Gardens, overlooking the 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. Above The Sunken Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Boar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Italian Garden (about 120 meters away); Rose Garden History (about 150 meters away); Star Pond
The Sunken Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. The Sunken Garden Marker
(about 150 meters away); Fountain of the Three Sturgeons (about 150 meters away); Sunken Garden Lake Sit-in (about 150 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.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features
 
View West From The Sunken Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. View West From The Sunken Garden Marker
The Butchart Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. The Butchart Gardens Sign
Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. 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 318 times since then and 23 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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