Sunken Garden No.4 by George Cousins

Butchart’s Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island. A National Historic Site of Canada, and now in it’s 105th. year of blooms and being one of the world’s most famous attractions. All because of the imagination of Jenny Butchart, a gifted and dynamic lady who started in 1904 to transform her husband’s worked-out limestone quarry into a lush fairyland of beauty.
A little off the beaten path, this view of the Sunken Garden was taken from one of the pathways built up along the higher walls of the quarry, offering many views that can’t be seen from the lower levels.
A short distance from Victoria, the “Garden City”, Butchart’s is easily reached by car,taxi,many charter and public buses, cycling or even boat from the waters of Saanich Inlet. Try to take at least a full day..there’s gift shops and excellent restaurants and fine dining if your feet need a little rest, and a great courteous staff to help you with any questions. Enjoy!

Taken July 12, 2009 with a Fuji S100FS camera.

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Such a lovely spot. Very nicely portrayed, George. I particularly like the inclusion of the railing – I find it makes your eyes flow along the edge then down to the center of the image.

  • Thanks Mike, I was hoping for that effect but was a bit dubious because the railing disappeared a little too soon..but glad it worked out OK. I find you have to take a bit of time in the gardens to really look at the view and try a lot of different angles to try avoiding the stereotypes.

    – George Cousins

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work George, been years since I last was here, as my older brother lives in Victoria, hopefully the Good Lord willing I will get back there again, well documented once again George

  • Many thanks Larry, and I hope you do get back..if so, be sure to let us know, we’d be delighted to meet and help show you around.
    I’m trying to post views that are a bit different perspective than the ones I’ve seen so many times. Probably won’t succeed totally, but it’s a goal anyway..:)

    – George Cousins

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    I love this George, it is a beautiful place!

  • Good morning Sharon, and thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment.

    – George Cousins

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Garden somewhere ….”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has just been featured in the group Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature Art, well done! Take care !

  • Very many thanks Mags, certainly an honour and much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 5 years ago

    A fabulous shot of one of my favorite gardens in the whole world. Great job George! Congrats on all your features.

  • Hi Cheryl, and thanks very much. Glad to know you’ve been here and seen the Gardens in person, if you get up this way again, be sure to get in touch.

    – George Cousins

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 5 years ago

    Be happy to! Have a great evening!

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 5 years ago

    Amazing place.

  • Really is Marilyn, after 105 years it’s still growing.

    – George Cousins

  • Charlie Mclenahan
    Charlie Mclenahanover 2 years ago

    Wow ~

    This image would look so cool here

  • Very happy to oblige! Thank you!

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

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