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Visit two homes
Trip to Victoria
Butchart Gardens is a former quarry built out at the
insistence of the owner's wife.
A fee is charged and as you can see below, lots of people go. The site is a mix of formal and informal gardens.
These pictures are in the order taken, which means there is less than artistic logic to them, but it matches the visit.
|A wall of flowers near the entrance, photographed close up in a way that reflects the close up photos further down.|
|This and the next photo show the progress into the site.|
|Here the depth of original quarry is apparent.|
|Nice use is made of rock blocks left on the site with plantings like this tree and stuff on top.|
|This fountain, set well back in a side cut, changes form with time and is lighted and coordinated with music at certain seasons.|
|Hide the walls|
|The first of the flower close up pictures.|
|In the flowers shown in second image above.|
|And closer - Georgia O'Keefe, here I come.|
|Delicate flower, very close.|
|Water under the walk and over the lip.|
|Water in the Japanese setting.|
|Very small water flow, so nice ripples on the bowl of water.|
|The formal lawns and gardens closest to the buildings.|
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