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The Butchart Gardens

Karen Carriera recently visited The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. She brought back some wonderful photos.

The Butchart Gardens were originally a limestone and clay quarry for Mr. Butchart’s nearby cement factory. The first section of the Residence was completed in 1904. Jennie Foster Kennedy married Mr. Butchart and devoted herself to the development of the Butchart Gardens.
The ugly scar left when the limestone was no longer quarried became the renowned Sunken Garden. Other Gardens in the estate include an English Rose Garden, a Formal Italian Garden and a Japanese Garden.

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