Some reflections from the greenhouse's glasses above, were inevitable.
Continuing from my previous note
In 1939, the Butcharts gave the Gardens to their grandson Ian Ross (1918–1997) on his 21st birthday. Ross was involved in the operation and promotion of the gardens until his death 58 years later.
In 1953, miles of underground wiring was laid to provide night illumination, to mark the 50th anniversary of The Gardens. In 1964, the ever-changing Ross Fountain was installed in the lower reservoir to celebrate the 60th anniversary. In 1994, the Canadian Heraldic Authority granted a coat of arms to the Butchart Gardens. In 2004, two 30-foot (9.1 m) totem poles were installed to mark the 100th anniversary, and The Gardens were designated as a national historic site.
Ownership of The Gardens remains within the Butchart family; the owner and managing director since 2001 is the Butcharts' great-granddaughter Robin-Lee Clarke.
In 1982 the Butchart Gardens was used as the inspiration for the gardens at the Canadian pavilion opened at Epcot Centre in Orlando Florida.
In December, 2009 the Children's Pavilion and the Rose Carousel were opened. The menagerie includes thirty animals ranging from bears, to horses, to ostriches, to zebras and mirrors the world from which The Gardens draws its visitors. The designs were hand picked by the owner,in consultation with an artist from North Carolina.The carvings were done by some of the few remaining carvers of carousel art. Each animal is carved from basswood and took many months to complete. There are also two chariots able to accommodate disabled persons.
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pajaran (49023) 2014-03-10 0:31
Intetresaantan i dobar rekst o plasteniku sa istorijom, i opisom ...
Lep pogled na unutrasnjost i cvece ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano cvece, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo cvece.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Intetresaantan and good rekst the greenhouse with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the interior and the flowers ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful flowers shown, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful flowers.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
papagolf21 (83520) 2014-03-10 1:05
Bonjour, cher Danos,
C'est le rêve de tous les jardiniers de disposer un jardin fleuri de la sorte.
Les couleurs des fleurs jaillissent joliment à travers cette composition.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-10 1:42
A bouquet of colors!
Nicely placed flowers!
jmdias (52918) 2014-03-10 1:49
impressive place with so many flowers and plants. the plants were organized in special positions. very nice quality of image to show this marvelous gift of nature cultivated by human hands. TFS.
Fis2 (82490) 2014-03-10 1:50
Beautiful composition of flowers!
Dood frame and superb colors.
lousat (72907) 2014-03-10 2:08
Hi Danos,a great gift to who like flowers like me,what a magnificent capture of this composition so nice and full of colors,great pic with the best quality.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (80654) 2014-03-10 2:33
Hello dear Danos,
This one is even better than the previous one. Perfect pov and layout.
Many interestimg notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards from cold and rainy İstanbul
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-10 3:09
the composition of this photo gains a lot from the abundance of the flowers' colors. They seem to be put together almost like in the huge bunch and the shape of the circle makes it more picturesque. The small waterfall in the middle adds to the scene.
jacquest (18227) 2014-03-10 3:37
A classical view of this colorful and luxurious garden. and I like the well saturated colors. The composition is well framed and the interior light has been well managed.
subhendu_bagchi (25328) 2014-03-10 3:56
another superb one with these beautiful flowers. Love the depth and sharpness achieved. Nice graphism added by the texture of roof. Excellent framing. Tfs.
jhm (135866) 2014-03-10 6:13
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
I am a very big fan of flowers, this brings live in the living.
Everything sharp and clear.
You chose a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
pierrefonds (55290) 2014-03-10 7:17
The tight frame is putting the flowers in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the flowers. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (53145) 2014-03-10 9:24
A fabulous display of flowers, in multi-colors around the artificial cascade.
The greenhouse provided the mist and warmth necessary for those plants, preserving them for the joy of the visitors(and photographers).
A fine taken POV.
ourania (27306) 2014-03-10 11:09
πολύ όμορφη και ενδιαφέρουσα η διαμόρφωση του σκεπαστού κήπου, ωραία η παρουσίασή σου σε ένα γεμάτο κάδρο με άριστη ευκρίνεια και βάθος. Είναι πολύ ευχάριστο να παρατηρεί κανείς τις λεπτομέρειες και τα χαρακτηριστικά των λουλουδιών και της πρασινάδας. Εντυπωσιακή η πανδαισία των χρωμάτων. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
cornejo (28607) 2014-03-10 12:22
Hello Danos, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition in the beautiful garden, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Exclente and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
saxo042 (36918) 2014-03-10 12:54
It seems to be a very pleasantly warm greenhouse effect here. The colours of all these flowers are really overwhelming. A very attractive picture.
Alco (6670) 2014-03-10 17:28
Beautiful presentation of these flowers all around the waterfall.A very attractive garden with superb colors.TFS.
Have a nice day.
jcpix (11726) 2014-03-10 20:05
Can't argue with another bright and colorful display of flowers, and this time in a horseshoe pattern. An instance where the straight forward point of view works perfectly to see its full splendor and arrangement. I think the diffused lighting helps show even the shaded areas in greater detail. Big, bold and beautiful. A lovely presentation and presentation! :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-10 21:15
Lovely arrangement of brightly coloured flowers. The flowers are arranged in the shape of a wreath. Well managed light in what looks like not the best of conditions. Beautiful contrast between the green leaves and the multi-coloured flowers. Good one and thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (16125) 2014-03-10 22:22
Impressive shot of the flower gardens.Excellent image quality with good lights and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
krzychu30 (15344) 2014-03-11 0:41
very nice continuation from the Butchard gardens!
Well composed and framed scene with really fabulous and well saturated colors.
Very captivating view!
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (94842) 2014-03-11 3:23
Wish I'd gone there now. I only had an analogue film camera in 2008 and spent an hour in the museum in low light levels trying to get a decent shot of the totem poles but was unsuccessful. Vibrant colour with adequate sharpness & effective tight framing. Tfs!
adramad (35677) 2014-03-11 6:50
Wow ...... that fabulous floral composition of this wonderful, attracts us both for the variety of flowers and plants as their artistic placement, ideal for entertaining and performing macro details of different flowers instead .... at least I would have done .......
Delightful beautiful colors.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Royaldevon (26855) 2014-03-11 17:04
It looks like a very beautifully arranged garden which is well maintained. I love to look around such places, especially when there is cascading water to add to the ambience. Growing flowers is an important part of my year!
You have chosen a fine viewpoint, where the arrangement is clear, detailing the colours, which are vibrant.
My warm regards,
mirosu (12684) 2014-03-12 1:46
Another excellent symmetrical arrangement with lovely colored flowers in perfect light.
Very well done.
dip (23528) 2014-03-12 2:51
Γεια σου Δάνο,
καθηλώνει τη ματιά η ποικιλία των χρωμάτων των λουλουδιών,πάντα μου αρέσει να τα χαζεύω,
πολύ καλή καταγραφή μέσω της φωτογραφίας σου,
Graal (95644) 2014-03-12 7:32
another interesting and beautiful view from the gardens. Amazing flowers and architecture of garden. Good series and presentation here.
Have a nice afternoon.
abmdsudi (40306) 2014-03-12 9:06
Such cheer on this gray day and great to have a greenhouse to play in with this wonderful shot. I love the range of vibrant colors, great dof amd sharp in focus. A fine well exposed shot and nicely balanced composition. Great shot, TFS
Silvio1953 (117027) 2014-03-12 12:57
Ciao Danos, lovely composition well beautiful flowers, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (25674) 2014-03-13 7:33
I visited this beautiful garden more than 10 years ago and it doesn't look like it has lost its beauty. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
marina7 (8051) 2014-03-13 10:28
superb picture! So many awesome flowers beautifully arranged together... Your pic makes me think of the orchid garden in Singapore somehow. Well done!
geoant68 (331) 2014-03-13 10:39
εντυπωσιακό το 'στεφάνι' που σχηματίζεται από την τεράστια ποικιλία λουλουδιών στο θερμοκήπιο αυτό των κήπων Butchard.
Στο μέσον ο μικρός καταρακτης,δίνει άλλη υφή στη σύνθεση,με την εξαιρετική διαχείρηση του φωτός να αναδεικνύει την ομορφιά και τις λεπτομέρειες,
nikkitta (13556) 2014-03-13 15:14
Good, it seems the gardens will be part of a serie
Here are kept the tropical plants, organized in an artistic way
Like the capture, where you manage the leave space for contras with greeen
Good also, the notes about the Garden
mcmtanyel (10959) 2014-03-13 15:50
A very colorful and beautiful arrangement of flowers around this artificial waterfall makes this photo quite a looker!
Waylim (25162) 2014-03-13 17:23
Beautiful photo. It is like a paint pallet. All colors and shades are presented here. Beautiful arrangement of hte flowers. Did you do the arrangement too :) Lovely with the water fountain. Excellent photo with good quality and details.
ktanska (24274) 2014-03-14 10:16
Very colourful flower installation which looks great even on such flat light. Symmetric framing fits well on this.
I visited Butchard Gardens back in 1999. Really special place with lots of colourful flowers and installations that fit well in the landscape.
kato (11630) 2014-03-15 19:46
You're capturing well this indoor garden by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a lot of colorful flower's bunches. Here looks like to keep the greenhouse. And, it harmonizes well with green leaves.
mvdisco (17670) 2014-03-17 19:10
Hi Danos, bonjour,
Very nice composition and beautiful flowers garden,
colors,contrast & light are very well..
Nice point of view too...
Cricri (101873) 2014-03-18 10:02
Un merveilleux travail en forme de cœur, une belle variété de couleurs et la petite chute d'eau qui est très attirante, c'est très joli, bonne note également
COSTANTINO (51986) 2014-03-19 13:09
wonderful colorful flower composition
its a very impressive place with so
many colorful beautiful flowers
placed perfectly and cultivated
by human hands
shot pleasant for our eyes
Angshu (54921) 2014-03-20 4:13
Nice arrangement of the colourful flowers...almost like a large wreath or bouquet. Good informative notes to boot. Nice symmetrical POV for this nice work!
fritzi007 (3113) 2014-03-21 12:25
ein Foto im vorbeigehen, sehr gut gelungen. Die Darstellung ist sensationell, ein wundervolles Motiv!
clic (14352) 2014-03-22 8:02
Geia sou Danos
That much symmetry around the giant 'bouquet' and such an even lighting over the colorful display create an attractive poster in which, unfortunately, is missing a mermaid bathing in the lower pool!!
Quite a lively view, indeed!
mkamionka (29469) 2014-04-01 8:29
Beautiful flower composition, I like symmetry here further enhanced by the roof. It seems like a wonderful place for a walk. There is so much color in here. Nice idea to present it.
Very well done,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-04-18 10:48
Δάνο, τιμή μου και χαρά μου πού μου έγραψες πριν να φύγεις για τήν ορεινή Ναυπακτία!
μάλλον θα είσαι στον Επιτάφιο τωρα πού θα ειναι και στολισμένος με πανέμορφα λουλούδια οπως της φωτογραφίας σου!!
να περάσεις ομορφα με τήν οικογένεια σου!!
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (83633)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/45 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-10 0:04