A lazy Monday at The Butchart Gardens - doesn't get much better than this!
The Butchart Gardens is known for the vibrant red Japanese maples found in the Japanese Garden in Autumn, but the bright reds do not stop there.
Red is commonly found in many areas of The Gardens this time of year. Our photographer has been out and about capturing some of these stunning hues of red recently. Take a look!
Stay tuned for updates as The Gardens continue to transform with the season.
The Sunken Garden lawns are showing their 'green' and the tulips are in full bloom...has anyone tip-toed through this garden lately?
Fun fact: The Mound in the center of the garden was not mined for limestone because of a large streak of iron running through it. Protip: It is also a popular place for marriage proposals!
To give you some idea of how fast the garden is progressing, we took these two photos of the Top Walk tulip display - 3 days apart. Take a look!
The Sunken Garden was started in 1912 and completed in 1921. When Mr. and Mrs. Butchart first came to western Canada they established a successful cement plant. How? The unique landscape and climate here enabled proper production and easy shipping along the coast.
Once the quarry was depleted of limestone and they could no longer produce cement from this location, Mr. and Mrs Butchart were left with an empty quarry. Jennie Butchart proceeded to use her creativity to transform this space into what is now known as The Sunken Garden.
For more information about the history of The Gardens, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/2d0XhlU
Another stunning week - The hanging baskets and container plantings are nicely complementing the overall display and are really highlights in their own right - if you take the time to observe them closely.
See more in this weeks Flower and Garden report by Rick Los