While in Victoria, BC, we visited the world famous Butchard Gardens, which cover an area of 22ha. They are the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen.
The gardens were the idea of Jennie Butchart when she decided to beautify the worked out limestone quarry, which had supplied her husband's Portland Cement Works.
The gardens have been blooming for over 100 years.
The Ross Fountain installed for the gardens 60th anniversary by Ian Ross, the Butchart's grandson.
The gardens are still owned by the Butchart family.
It is visited by a million visitors annually.
Hanging baskets along an arbor.
I was finding it hard to believe that we were actually in these famous gardens.