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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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