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August 13, 2017

Butchart Gardens in the springtime




We were in Victoria during the tulip season and while that floral burst is long gone, BT Mendlebaum suggested this post, mainly because she didn't get to join the rest of the gang at Butchart Gardens. 










Technically Butchart Gardens are in Brentwood Bay but over a million visitors each year seem to be able to find the place.












The gardens grew out of a quarry on Tod Inlet where the Butchart family had established a mining operation at the end of the 19th century. The limestone was exhausted in 1909 and the business of the gardens began. Slowly.










To this day, ownership of Butchart Gardens remains with the family. Tulips were the focus during our visit, but the Gardens are a delight anytime of the year.




Photos by Jeem. 
Copyright 2017 by Jim Murray.

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