The Butchart gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.
Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.
In 1904, they established their home near his quarry on Tod Inlet at the base of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island.
In 1907, 65 year old garden designer Isaburo Kishida of Yokohama came to Victoria, at the request of his son, to build a tea garden for Esquimalt Gorge Park. This garden was wildly popular and a place to be seen. Several prominent citizens, Jennie Butchart among them, commissioned Japanese gardens from Kishida for their estates. He returned to Japan in 1912.
In 1909, when the limestone quarry was exhausted, Jennie set about turning it into the Sunken Garden, which was completed in 1921. They named their home "Benvenuto" ("welcome" in Italian), and began to receive visitors to their gardens. In 1926, they replaced their tennis courts with an Italian garden and in 1929 they replaced their kitchen vegetable garden with a large rose garden to the design of Butler Sturtevant of Seattle. Samuel Maclure, who was consultant to the Butchart Gardens, reflected the aesthetic of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
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pajaran (49784) 2014-03-04 23:02
Interesantan i dobar tekst o basti i Robert Pim Butchart, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na bastu sa crvenim i zutim lalama ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana basta sa cvecem, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe boje cveca.
Imajte lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the garden and Robert Pim Butchart, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the garden with red and yellow tulips ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful garden with flowers demonstrated, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful colors of flowers.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-04 23:04
beautiful photo of this place with amazing details and attractive composition, superb shot,
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-03-04 23:12
Fabulous shot of the colorful flowers from the garden.Truly exclusive.Excellent pov and sharpness. Very well done ,TFS.
besnard (52549) 2014-03-04 23:29
Une belle photo aux fleurs aux multiples couleurs.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
dip (23532) 2014-03-05 1:10
Όμορφη και πολύχρωμη η φωτογραφία σου Δάνο,σαν προάγγελος της άνοιξης..:)
με σωστό φωτισμό και πολύ καλή ευκρίνεια,
lousat (74107) 2014-03-05 1:40
Hi Danos,there is a springtime perfum today in the gallery,and you celebrate the return of the sun with this colorful pic,i like a lot flowers and this is a beautiful composition,great mix of blue,yellow and red in a green carpet and fine details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (25420) 2014-03-05 1:43
red, yellow, green and a little bit blue... Your composition is just like a colour palate which you presented here with endless depth and great sharpness. Superb composition. Tfs.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-05 1:50
Lovely set of colors...even the blue has different shades.
Not to speak of the shapes. Enchanting.
williewhistler (13205) 2014-03-05 1:58
the saturated colours of the flowers have been very well replicated,it`s not always easy to show the colours as well as you have here,they are delightful in a thoughtfully composed Spring photograph.
Best regards Les.
papagolf21 (84146) 2014-03-05 2:41
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Si je comprends bien, il n'y a pas qu'en Hollande qu'il existe des tulipes de toutes les couleurs.
Jolie mise en image qui fait plaisir à voir.
Royaldevon (27781) 2014-03-05 3:04
I thought I was looking at Netherlands so it is interesting to see tulips displayed so beautifully in other parts of the world.
You have displayed the beauty of these flowers with great finesse and composed the shot well, using the dividing lines as leads, and b/g bushes as a separation line.
Have a great day,
jacquest (18429) 2014-03-05 4:04
Than you for the palette of colors, reminding me there will be spring here in a few weeks. Nicely taken with a light that enhances the colors.
pierrefonds (55804) 2014-03-05 4:33
The wideness of this section of the garden is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the flowers. The good luminosity is enhanci g the colours. Have a nice day.
sabermonajati (9049) 2014-03-05 4:59
fascinating and pleasant frame from flowers you captured.
Fis2 (83342) 2014-03-05 5:11
Good frame and excellent colors.
I like sharpness and light.
Have a nice afternoon
kato (11630) 2014-03-05 5:57
You're capturing well this The Butchart gardens by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the colorful tulips with red and yellow, and pretty blue flowers in spring time. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, good imformative note of this garden.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-05 7:48
what a lovely image with all these flowers in full bloom. It proves again that the nature is the best artist. Well done for capturing it and framing so prettily. Superb colors, well given contrast and very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
ourania (28576) 2014-03-05 9:02
μια πολύ όμορφη εικόνα, γεμάτη φρεσκάδα και ζωντανά, απολαυστικά χρώματα. Μου αρέσει πολύ ο τρόπος που έδωσες βάθος στη σύνθεσή σου και η διάταξη των χρωμάτων. Οι υφές είναι απαλές και ευθραυστες, οι τόνοι του πράσινου παρουσιάζουν μεγάλη ποικιλία και αποτελούν ένα ενδιαφέρον και ωραίο φόντο που αναδεικνύει τη λάμψη και ένταση των άλλων χρωμάτων. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
cornejo (29487) 2014-03-05 11:11
Hello Danos, I like this good photograph great composition with beautiful tulips, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-03-05 11:28
Δάνο, καθε γωνιά εδω στο Σαν Ντιέγκο εχει παρόμοια λουλούδια..ειχαμε βροχη για 4 μέρες και τωρα πάλι πολύ ηλιο και τα λουλούδια φαίνονται πολύ ομορφα οπως και στην φωτογραφία σου!!
αντε καληνύχτα σου..
jcpix (12738) 2014-03-05 17:39
Oh, this hurts to see. My family went on a vacation one year while I was away, and this was one of their stops. I've seen plenty of pictures from the family photo albums, and have always wanted to visit these gardens for myself. An amazingly rich and colorful display of flowers, I can virtually smell them from here. :) A common subject, but one that is quite pleasing and very well presented with detail and care...a treat for the eyes! Enjoy the day ahead. All the best.
mirosu (12770) 2014-03-05 19:21
Beautiful colorful flower arrangement in excellent light and superb clarity.
Nice viewpoint and excellent tight crop allowing to see all the beautiful flower detais.
Very well done.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-05 19:40
Fantastic view of the blooming tulips adding spots of bright colours to the green carpet. Beautiful creations of nature expertly capture through your lens. Well seen and well taken. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (54397) 2014-03-06 7:39
Fabulous colors mingle in perfect harmony on the garden-beds. Green is merely the backdrop for the stunning red, yellow and blue flowres.
Cheers for this beauty.
adramad (36425) 2014-03-06 8:00
Wonderful image with these beautiful fields full of tulips, is an image of great beauty with this powerful chromaticism.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
eldancer1 (26228) 2014-03-06 10:48
Wow! Still beautiful and colorful garden! I've been there once, the place is amazingly beautiful full of flowers. Good capture with good details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (118527) 2014-03-06 11:32
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, fantastic colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (11639) 2014-03-06 11:58
This looks like the beginning of a very colorful series. I like the colorful patterns that the flowers make in the frame. Very nicely done.
boa (5919) 2014-03-06 12:39
Holland is my first thought when i see tulips, mostly in long rows in the fields! Very eye-catching colors in this scene, perfect sharpness and clarity, well done!
fritzi007 (3497) 2014-03-06 15:54
1 million visitors a year is not a miracle, very good design, and information, in these colors!
Wish you a nice day
Waylim (25174) 2014-03-06 23:07
Beautiful spring photo, it is just around the corner now. I can't wait, and it is already colorful in California.
Lovely shot with great quality and colors are vivid and natural.
jmdias (53647) 2014-03-07 0:39
very beautiful gardens. I liked the strips of different colors you have here. very nice resolution and details.
abmdsudi (41422) 2014-03-07 5:57
The sea of such awesome vivid colours so well set up in organised rows stretching the eyes and great perspective afforded by the obvious diagonal lines. The green contrasting colour combines to make this such a very delicious garden to look at, and the clarity is simply pleasant to the eyes of real feast of colours to savour. You really know how to turn this ordinary sight into something special and I really love the sense of Flower Power here, Super! TFS
geoant68 (331) 2014-03-08 2:19
Δάνο γεια σου,
σκέτη μαγεία η φωτογραφία σου από τους κήπους αυτούς της μακρινής Victoria με τις πολύχρωμες τουλίπες να παρουσιάζονται τόσο ζωντανές στην οθόνη του υπολογιστή μου.
Εξαίσια η παρουσίαση,η ποιότητα όπως το κοντραστ της φωογραφίας,
Graal (96056) 2014-03-08 2:25
beautiful garden and view of rows tulips. Good shot, image is well composed. Pleasant spring atmosphere. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
saxo042 (37066) 2014-03-08 4:03
The strong colours provide very attractive lines that are arranged in a perspective with a clear focal point. Perfect sharpness!
Didi (55681) 2014-03-08 10:05
Beautiful coloured foreground
Very good sharp picture
ChrisJ (95202) 2014-03-08 12:06
I did manage to see quite a lot of Victoria but not the gardens so thanks for uploading this. The colourful tulips and blue flowers form a wonderful natural carpet. Well composed using the rule of thirds. Have a nice weekend!
marina7 (8051) 2014-03-08 23:42
amazing tulips! Love this spring theme, sunny, bright and inspirational. Well captured, my compliments!
Have a great Sunday!
siudzi (32833) 2014-03-08 23:55
Beautiful nature study this! The colorful lines of tulips created a great depth sense of the image so the visual effect is elegant and attractive. Clarity and sharpness were executed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
krzychu30 (15354) 2014-03-09 1:00
this is truly fabulous my friend!
Simple,but thanks so so vivid and strong contrasting colors very beautiful and charming scene.
Sharpness and clarity are just superb and in combination with well saturated colors help you to make the scene so spectacular and eye-catching!
Have a nice sunday
mesutilgim (81578) 2014-03-09 12:43
Hello dear Danos,
A joy for the eyes of the viewer !
Nice capture and perfect TE job with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
nikkitta (14036) 2014-03-09 13:50
Impressive splash of colors given by the well arranged flowers and a good capture where you managed to obtain deepnesss and perspecive, closing with red smalll tulips
Informative, interesting note
claudeD (31373) 2014-03-10 1:24
very fine picture showing this wonderful spring flowers. Excellent composition, good colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-10 1:48
fine view of these colourful tulips and other flowers. good saturated colours.
Nard (6970) 2014-03-10 11:18
Vivid colors announcing the spring. A beautifull garden
pili51 (1045) 2014-03-11 11:03
Symphony in good harmony, beautiful diagonal flowers composition..
Colors are vivid and fresh - mingle well in the charming photo.
Very well done, my friend, Tfs,
omid266 (3701) 2014-03-11 21:30
** Salam , Hi Danos,
Very nice image from beautiful and colourful flowers in
the garden ,
very nice work , nice captured , all the best with
well done and Thank you for sharing this beauty,
Good Luck ,Omid
Cricri (103343) 2014-03-13 10:43
Une image très printanière aux couleurs variées qui fait plaisir a regarder, bon cadrage et présentation
clic (14634) 2014-03-13 11:36
Geia sou Danos.
I want to apologize for being so late to answer to your kind words.
I see a lovely bouquet adorned of a great colors variety.
I heard one that the yellow color is the most eye-catching and this beautiful display confirms the reality!
Very attractive, indeed!
josepmarin (57639) 2014-03-14 1:33
it's a beautiful composition, cleverly created by means of a closed visual angle on these flowers, whose vivid colors provide a high chromatic quality into the image. The simplicity of the elements, its huge beauty, and the mixture of the nice colors, make a very powerful photo.
Excellent work, my friend.
delpeoples (52871) 2014-03-15 2:17
Kalispera dear Danos
Beautiful tulips, and I love the way the curves guide the eye into the photo and create such a wonderful graphism. Excellent chromatic rendering and light management.
Angshu (55039) 2014-03-17 23:18
A lovely palette of colours in the frame presented by the flowers and the leaves. The tulips are prominent and the blue flowers, though small, add to the beauty!
Miguel82 (21908) 2014-03-20 16:44
What a beautiful and well maintained garden Danos, red flowers petals are a good idea appreciated only by romantic girls, it's symbol of love forever! good evening
jemaflor (82268) 2014-03-25 0:23
beautiful colors for these flowers, good contrast et depth with these lines, a good photo about this charming garden.
COSTANTINO (53013) 2014-03-25 7:22
this shot changed my mood today that s why
I chose this colorful fresh capture
flowers flowers and flowers decorating
The Butchart gardens
a springtime perfum
have a nice evening
mohammad_H (8935) 2014-03-28 0:30
very good resolution Variety of flowers and beautiful, eye-catching and has an attractive appearance, color and light management
Best wishes to you
adores (35196) 2014-04-01 15:44
Seems you're really waiting for the good weather:)! Good to see such photo, now that we're having so much rain here. Well framed and so colourful! Good shot!
serp2000 (38980) 2014-04-10 20:37
wonderful photo, perfect DoF, splendid colors. It reminds me Ireland, when the north, but wet climate helps to grow for the vegetation and so colorful flowers.
Greetings from Oakland, CA!
siolaw (38130) 2014-05-07 6:23
Geia sou Dano!
A very colourful view with excellent quality and sharp too. Framing is good too.
Regards, after long time!
Indrasish (2837) 2014-05-16 10:10
Excellent shot here.. i like the composition and the framing.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. And thanks for your informative note too..
Good night and wish you all the best..
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (84497)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/16, 1/45 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 22:52