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The Butchart Flower Gardens in Canada

The Butchart Flower Gardens in Canada
Over 100 years in bloom, The Butchart Flower Gardens in Canada

The Butchart Flower Gardens in Canada is a group of flower gardens in British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. More than a million people visit this place every year. The history of the garden – is the story of an entire Butchart dynasty, who decided to grow a garden on their land, leaving the industry craft. Robert Pim Butchart (1856-1943) began production of cement in 1888 near the site of his birth Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, Jennie Butchart (1866-1950) came to the west coast of Canada for its rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production. In 1904 they built their home on Vancouver Island.

The Butchart Flower Gardens in British Columbia, Canada
Beautiful flower garden Butchart

In 1907 65-year-old landscaper Isaburo Kishida from Yokohama came to Victoria at the request of his son to build a tea garden for Esquimalt Gorge Park.

This garden has become very popular, so it is not surprising that several prominent citizens (Jenny Butchart among them), asked Kishida to help in the creation of Japanese gardens for their possessions. Isaburo returned to Japan only in 1912.
In 1909, when the limestone quarry was exhausted, Jenny started to turn it into the Sunken Garden, which was completed in 1921. Butchart called his home “Benvenuto” (“Welcome” in Italian), and began to receive visitors in their gardens.

In 1926 Butcharts replaced their tennis courts, an Italian garden, and in 1929 a large rose garden.

That’s right, what tennis, what tomatoes, when there is such beauty!

In 1939, Butchart Gardens gave his grandson to Ian Ross (1918-1997) on the day of his 21st birthday. Ross successfully developed the gardens until his death 58 years later.

In 2004, two 9-foot totem poles were installed to mark the 100th anniversary of the Butchart Gardens and the gardens were officially declared a national historic monument.

The Butchart Flower Gardens in Canada

The Butchart Flower Gardens in British Columbia, Canada
The Flower Garden
Fabulous Butchart Garden. Canada
Fabulous Garden. Canada
Snail fountain
Snail fountain
Waters of waterfall
Waters of waterfall
Riot of colors – Flower Garden in Canada
Riot of colors – Flower Garden in Canada
Paradise on Earth – The Butchart Gardens
Paradise on Earth
Shades of blue in the Butchart Gardens
Shades of blue
Beautiful ponds
Stunningly beautiful ponds
Amazing landscape design in The Butchart Gardens
Amazing landscape design
Architecture and garden design. The Butchart
Architecture and garden design
Natural waterfalls decorate the garden
Natural waterfalls decorate the garden
Perfectly cut green lawns
Perfectly cut green lawns
Flower Garden Butchart
Flower Garden
Variety of colors in the Flower Garden
Variety of colors
One of the most beautiful gardens in the world, The Butchart
One of the most beautiful gardens in the world, The Butchart
A breathtaking landscape with a pond and water lilies among coniferous trees
A breathtaking landscape with a pond and water lilies among coniferous trees
Neat rock path
Neat rock path
Pergolas in the garden where you can relax after a long walk
Pergolas in the garden where you can relax after a long walk
Fantastic view in the evening
Fantastic view in the evening
Red flowers against fountains
Red flowers against fountains
Hooked and twisted branches of trees
Hooked and twisted branches of trees
Green kingdom of The Butchart
Green kingdom of The Butchart
Colors of The Butchart Gardens
Colors of The Butchart
The Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens
Stairs to hills
Stairs to climb hills
Cascades of stream waters
Cascades of stream waters

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