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Turning a Cement Empire into A Garden Oasis for Visitors


Just outside of Victoria, British Columbia, this Canadian historical landmark of 55 acres  has been preserved by 5 generations.

Their contribution has been to turn cement empire from a limestone quarry into a garden preserved for the public.

Butchart Gardens contains over  900 varieties of plants 26 greenhouses.

With 100 years of development, the gardens boast wondering pathes, exotic trees, eclectic water fountains, and specialized gardens such as a Japanese garden, Dragon garden, Italian garden and rose garden.

The grounds have been expanded to include special areas for concerts, festivities, spectacular lighting for night tours, a restaurant and gift shop.

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