Monday, September 5, 2016

The Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island

Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada and most definitely a destination garden. Blooming for over 100 years, with 55 acres of garden, there is no doubt that these floral show gardens are one of the world's best. Jennie Butchart had a vision when she transformed an abandoned limestone quarry into the beginning of the Sunken Garden. Over the years, other gardens followed, and the continuing care of the gardens was handed over to a grandson and eventually to a great granddaughter. Read the fascinating story of growth, transition and tradition on their website.

There is beauty around every corner and each season must be spectacular! We were blessed to enjoy a beautiful sunny summer day walking among the gardens attempting to capture the overall glory of the gardens. Fireworks, concerts, and special activities are ongoing throughout the year. It is a very special place.



Bernideen said...

Wow - everything looks so lush and fresh and moist. They sure know how to grow everything!

Marilyn Miller said...

The gardens definitely area a "special place". It looks like summer is bursting with color and so beautiful! It seems like we end up being there in the spring, so fun to see summer through your camera lens.