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

Above The Sunken Garden

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

The mound in the centre of the quarry was of an inferior grade of limestone and therefore not quarried. Left intact, it provided a natural viewpoint amid the developing garden beds. Jennie Butchart planted a pair of arbor vitae (trees of life) on either side of the walkway in 1920. They have become a distinguishing part of the Sunken Garden and have been replaced three times.
 
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
 
Location. 48° 33.856′ N, 123° 28.152′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is in The Butchart Gardens, at an overlook north of the Sunken Gardens. 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. The Sunken Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Gardens / Les Jardins Butchart (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butchart Boar (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Coast Salish Totem Poles (about 120 meters away); Concert Lawn (about 120 meters away);
Above The Sunken Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Above The Sunken Garden Marker
Organ Pavillion (about 150 meters away); Rose Garden History (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. Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Above The Sunken Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. Above 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 381 times since then and 37 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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