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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Butchart Gardens for Today's Flowers






A little shot of the Butchart Gardens for Today's Flowers. Imagine if you were presented with the problem of a huge empty, ugly old sunken limestone quarry that your husband just left abandoned beside the house....what to do? Well Jennie decided to fill it with wagon loads of soil and plants and that is how this wonderful lush sunken garden started. Now it has 55 acres of flowers and shrubs of all kinds and is a National Historic Site of Canada. Here is a link to their site Butchart Gardens for more photos. It is one of the most amazing wonders of the world now.

Check out the other lovely flowers on Today's Flowers.

36 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photo, so many flowers. I would love to spend hours walking there.
Thanks for sharing,
SQ

Carletta said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more gorgeous garden! It is filled with beautiful complimentary colors.
Very eye pleasing - beautiful shot!
My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It has been many years snce my Jake and I have been to Butchart.This place is so beautiful.
Blessins,Ruth

Laerte Pupo said...

I never see a garden like this one.
it is very, very beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a wonderful view of the gardens! Just lovely. I've not had the opportunity to visit there, but I can see that I have a treat in store.

Thanks for your visit to my Today's Flowers post. Yes, you do belong here! It's true that there are a lot of beautiful photos, but your photo of Buchart Gardens is just marvelous. Flowers are flowers, no matter if we grow them ourselves or find them in beautiful places like this. Hope to see you post each week.

P.S. I'm glad you are feeling better and have restarted your blog. I look forward to visiting you again.

Pat-Arkansas

Maria Berg said...

I love the photo it almost feels like I am in the garden. Maybe one day I can come visit it looks so good!!!/MB

Gunilla said...

What a fantastic garden. I should really like to take a walk there and look at all that beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing and visiting me.

Gunilla in Sweden

VALKYRIEN said...

Welcome to Today's Flower! And I must say you have a incredibel first entry! That garden looks amazing - and your photo is wonderful!

I hope you will continue participating on this meme!

Have a nice Sunday!
Valkyrien

ilanadavita said...

Wonderful photo. You should submit it to the garden, they might like it for a leaflet.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.

mamapippas said...

What a colorful garden, I love it !

Have a nice day !

Tammie Lee said...

You have captured the spirit of these cards with this image, beautiful!
I hope you are feeling better.

Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, what a beautiful garden. You must have very short growing season up north, but when it is warm up your garden and flowers are a pretty as anywhere else. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more flowers from you in the future.

Leora said...

So lovely. Many years ago my husband and I visited Victoria and Vancouver. I loved all the gardens. My cousins live in Vancouver, so it was my second trip.

I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Sandy Kessler said...

please please take me there.. kudos for such inspiration !!sandy

April said...

What a beautiful creation! Lovely view of the Butchart Gardens!

Carver said...

Wow, that's a fantastic garden and you shot it so well. I hope you are recovered fully from your illness.

Bim said...

The garden looks stunning in your photo. And very happy.

Pacey said...

Oh wow! what a lovely place to visit. I'd surely be there for a whole day or more so I could photog each flower. Thanks for the kind comment on my TF.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

One of my favorite gardens. It is an amazing place. Thanks for posting, it brought some memories back.

Ebie said...

Welcome to Today's Flower. And congratulations to your first entry! You showed us how beautiful the garden is. Lots of different blooms and different varieties.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's a garden I really, really want to visit! I've heard so many wonderful stories about it.

Rosamaria said...

Wonderful, wonderful! A place to visit many times.

I appreciate very much your visit, thank you. Hope you come back.

Have a nice week.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments...it is a joy for me to read each one, I so enjoy hearing from other bloggers. cheers.

dAwN said...

Gorgeous photo!

MedaM said...

What a beautiful garden full of various and colorful flowers. It looks like a paradise of this world! Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo and for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.

Regina said...

Excellent. Nice garden.

Greyscale Territory said...

What an artistic riot of colour, shape and texture! This would be an amazing place to wander!

Euroangel said...

wow this is paradise...wish to visit this one day!! amazing garden!

fishing guy said...

IR: Beautiful capture of the area and the great amount of flowers.

SandyCarlson said...

How's that for stunning. What a view! Where were you standing when you took this?

Olga said...

Gorgeous shot! I used to live in Seattle and visited Butchart Gardens on one of my trips to Canada.

Arija said...

Thank you for sharing this, it is so nice to see the garden again.
I even have a link to their web site on my blog.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi Arija, that was nice of you to put the link on your site...I will post many more photos from Butchart Gardens as we go there a lot and I have hundreds of photos of the flowers there.

Ladynred said...

What an awesome garden. Love all the flowers!

storyteller's other blog said...

Magnificent array of COLORFUL flowers here. What a lovely place.
Hugs and blessings,

Judy said...

That is an amazing garden!! Someday, I will get there, and take a million photos!!

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