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Butchart Gardens

Listed under Gardens in Victoria, Canada.

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You have to admire the vision of Jennie Butchart who saw the potential for beauty in the disused quarry close by the house she shared with her husband, cement baron Robert Butchart. The quarry became a sunken garden, the Butcharts added a Japanese style garden, an Italian garden and a rose garden and their pleasure grounds are now visited by more than a million visitors a year.

Written by  Kent Ross.

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