Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay (near Victoria) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada
Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay (near Victoria) on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada • photo: John Rogers on Flickr
The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, Canada, is one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden.