The Sunken Garden is one of the oldest and most famous features of Butchart’s Gardens, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The gardens were conceived by Jenny Butchart in 1904 as a means of covering the residue of her husband’s worked-out limestone quarry, from which he had operated a very successful cement plant at the turn of the 20th. century. The largest pit in the quarry was gradually turned into the Sunken Garden which soon became world famous and a tribute to this lady’s hard work and imagination. The Gardens are a National Historic Site of Canada and are one of the foremost attractions of the country and especially Vancouver Island.
Taken with a Fuji S100FS camera, July 12, 2009


Comments

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesabout 5 years ago

    This is very beautiful! I love it. Would love to walk through it some day.

  • Thank you Wanda. It really is an amazing place. Every time I go there I think I see something new, though I’m sure I’ve photographed the same scene many times over.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot of a spectacular place, George.
    One of those places where you really appreciate digital. These gardens are awful hard on film. lol.

  • Thanks again Stan. Did I tell you Jann shot 422 frames one afternoon? I only did around 350 or so.. and we went back a few days later and did another bunch because we had never gone through their new Mediterranean garden before. I even flattened one battery, luckily I always carry a spare :)

    – George Cousins

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful shot of the Gardens, well taken, xx

  • Thanks Ann..I saw your lovely shot of the sunken gardens and meant to comment..sorry, it was after midnight and I put it off. Also the superb write-up, couldn’t have been better! I was too sleepy..not much of an excuse but best I can do! :)

    – George Cousins

  • Aleksander
    Aleksanderabout 5 years ago

    impressive garden George!

  • Thanks again.. it would take many hundreds of photos to even begin to show these Gardens, but I’m hoping a few will give some appreciation!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful garden. Another incentive for me to “go west young man”! One of these days…..

  • Thanks Mike..it would be worth the trip, not just for the Gardens but so many nice places to see and photo. I’m sure you’d enjoy it very much.

    – George Cousins

  • stampmouse
    stampmouseabout 5 years ago

    beautiful. one of my favorite places

  • Thank you, glad to know you’ve been here and hope you’ll be back. There’s always something new being added.

    – George Cousins

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 5 years ago

    Just a gorgeous capture of these famous gardens George

  • Thanks Larry, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Marie! You’ve really made my day!

    – George Cousins

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature in Happy Haven X
    Sheila

  • Thanks very much Sheila, it’s a bit of a mile-post for me..Feature # 150 in 10 1/2 months on RB. Never thought it would happen..lol!!

    – George Cousins

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