My dream garden, Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, Canada

Created by Jennie Butchart from an old limestone quarry, in the early part of the twentieth century. The quarry experiences warm dry summers and cool wet winters with pockets of frost and snow in winter, a challenging environment, words cannot express the beauty of Butchart Gardens near Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada.

After WWII, Ian Ross, grandson of Jennie Butchart, was given the gardens for his 21st birthday and so began a restoration project of the neglected house and gardens into an internationally known destination.

Annuals are replaced for each season and bulbs and perennials continue their colourful show year after year. Wandering through the garden features such as the Japenese garden, Italian garden, rose garden and bird houses create a an experience of a lifetime.

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