Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Butchart Garden

One of the more informational garden club meeting was this last Tuesday. We saw a video of the Butchart Garden near Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Robert Butchart was a manufacture of Portland Cement and used the limestone where this garden is located now. After he had used up the limestone his wife went about reclaiming the quarry. As the website says she took the topsoil form the near by farmland to create her garden. Seems like she traded one bad for another. But don't let me discourage you, take a look at the website. It is very beautiful. The garden club member that visted the garden said 1 day wasn't enough time to tour the whole garden. Might want to check it out if you find yourself near there.

I couldn't have a post without a picture. You will have to settle with one from my garden. Enjoy!


Jamie and Randy said...

I loooooooooove Butchart Garden, it's the desktop on every computer I have. :-)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a lovely garden but fortunately we know better now and are able to create beautiful gardens without destroying the countryside in the process!

Love the pic!

Wayne said...

Butchart Gardens are very well known! I haven't had a chance to visit them yet, but they're on my must see trips!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I hate to be pedantic (oh, who am I kidding? I'm an editor; I love it), But Butchart is near Victoria, British Columbia, not Ontario. (If only it were that close, indeed! It's on my dream list of gardens to visit.)

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.