Butchart’s Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is a National Historic Site of Canada, and a world-famous attraction, Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world come here to view the spectacular gardens that were created first by Jenny Butchart in 1904 and have been enlarged and cared for by her descendants for over 100 years.
This is a view of the Sunken Garden, created from a worked-out limestone quarry pit. The trees at lower center that look like weeping willows are, I believe, weeping sequoias. Just above them is a look-out spot (see the guard rails) on top of a rock outcrop now covered with a variety of plants and hedges.
BEST VIEWED LARGER TO SEE THE DETAILS
July 12, 2009, Fuji S100FS camera