Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #34: The Butchat Gardens

The Butchat Gardens August 2010


Overview of the Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens is one of the most adorable places in the world, at least for garden lovers. This garden is in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada near Victoria. The garden has been a host to nearly a million visitors annually. The garden is recognized internationally and for that reason, Canadian authority has designated it as a National Historic site for the country. Robert Pim Butchart and his wife Jennie Butchart were the original owners of the garden. The garden was completed in 1921 and officially opened to visitors. Though it has been marked as an historic site of Canada, the management of this garden is in the hands of Butchart’s great-grand daughter, Robin-Lee Clarke. There have been many developments done to the garden including the recent opening of children’s pavilion and the Rose Carousel in 2009.


Top Attractions

Birds
Mrs. Butchart collected plants to fill the garden while Mr. Butchart on the other hand collected ornamental birds. These birds were collected from all over the world making the garden be full of ornamental bird species.

Statuary
The garden is not just made up of plants; there are also statues that can be viewed in this garden. There are a good number of statues in there.

Flowers Garden
This is the top attraction in this garden. There are different types of flowers in the garden. The Butchart garden is opened till 10 pm hence one can have a romantic time in the garden at dusk.


How to get there

The garden can be accessed through route 81- BRENTWOOD/SWARTZ BAY/BUTCHART GARDENS. There are also various touring companies that can get you there.


18 comments:

  1. The flowers are just so gorgeous! And that water fall! Amazing! I want to sit out there all day and enjoy the view. :)
    I'll bet the fragrance from the flowers was intoxicating. :)

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    1. I appreciate your feedback, Beverly.

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  2. You really have some good points here. Great post!

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  3. Wow!
    This is really beautiful. The red flowers are really catchy to the eyes, and the water fall is so amazing. I really like the landscape and you are doing a great job here.

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    1. (: that is actually a fountain. Thanks so much for your feedback.

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  4. Really enjoyed, fantastic article!

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  5. Laurne3/18/2015

    How beautiful! Was this one of your favorite gardens so far? And, if not, which one was your favorite? I'm sure this one was way up there on the list.

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    1. Yes, this is my favorite botanical garden.

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  6. +Tom ....you are right , its really a fantastic article and the pictures are beautifully taken. How I wish I can be right there now to have a feel of this near heaven garden.

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  7. Thanks Kate about the correction on fountain. But whats the difference between a fountain and water fall/ They both not water falling? I would like to know more please.

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    1. Waterfalls are natural. That fountain is a man-made. (:

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  8. Beautiful Gardens....

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  9. Very patient and smooth camerawork. Some really great subject capture as well. You have an eye for scenic capture. I do feel as though the music selection though a good song I'm sure, was not a good choice for this subject matter. Over all good job! Keep on keeping on! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Apologies for delayed response Ralph. Thank you so much for your compliment!

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