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The Italian Garden at Butchart's (1) by George Cousins
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The world-famous Butchart’s Gardens at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, have several different “theme” gardens in the overall layout. The Italian Garden is located behind the original Butchart family home, and has a huge array of flower beds,pools, and fountains.Started in 1904 by Jenny Butchart, the Gardens consist of 55 acres in all, and are a National Historic Site of Canada. Easilt accessible by road from Victoria, they’re a major attraction for millions of visitors world-wide.

July 2009
Fuji S100FS camera

Featured in Historic Places

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful garden, George. This must be so wonderful to see!

  • It really is Mike, I have a series showing this garden from all sides, it’s very big, but I have to post one at a time due to the limitations. Just thought..I’ll post to the Fibronacci Sequence, I can do 5 in a row. Sometimes I get an idea. No often. LOL!

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Lovely, George. In the ten years we lived in victoria and Nanaimo we never went to Butchart’s Gardens once!

  • That’s often the way it is..I had relatives in Toronto that lived there over 35 years and had never seen Niagara Falls until I took them! We’re lucky,the gardens are just down the road from here.

    – George Cousins

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesabout 4 years ago

    Looks like a beautiful place. Would love to visit the area.

  • Thanks Wanda, it’s a marvelous place, we live very close to it and get annual passes so we go there often,great place to enjoy at any time of year.

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks again Audrey!

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

    Just like my garden George , I wish .
    A beautiful shot and garden x

  • I wish too, Irene, but nobody has less of a green thumb than I do! But those gardens have been going since 1904 so they’ve had lots of time to get it right..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 4 years ago

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