Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Buschart Gardens in Canada

My parents, Burt and I took a drive up to Victoria on Vancouver Island to see the Buschart Gardens. It's a bit of a trek from Seattle involving 3-4 ferries, a few long drives and lots of ferry food. But WOW! it was completely worth it as the gardens are amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. The end of June was a terrific time to go with all the flowers in bloom.

Mom and Dad hanging out in the parking lot garden


Mom and Burt next to some seriously big flowers


Front garden when you enter the park


Beautiful hanging garden


Video I made for Mark showing him all the "doing much better than ours" hanging Fuchsia
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The amazing Sunken Garden that used to be a quarry


Video of the Sunken Garden
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Mom, Dad and Burt in the Sunken Garden


Side garden view in the Sunken Garden


Pathway through the Sunken Garden


Fountain in the back of the Sunken Garden. The trees were planted to block the view of the cement factory located behind Buschart Gardens.


Video of Fountain in Sunken Garden
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Even the trash cans are pretty


Concert area with a very cool looking Monkey Puzzle Tree


Mom, Burt and me in the Rose Garden


The Rose Garden with lots and lots of different rose species


Rose Garden Video
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Rose covered arches in the Rose Garden


Mom and Dad in the Japanese Garden


Entrance to the Italian Gardens


The quaint Italian Gardens


Video of Italian Gardens
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Doorway to the Italian Garden


Cute awnings in the Italian Garden


One of the walls in the Italian Garden


Indoor "Photo shoot" garden setup for awesome photos


Nice garden just outside the park exit


View of the Victoria wharf from the ferry

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