Cascading baskets of flowers suspended from old fashioned lamp posts decorate the city of Victoria, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Horse drawn carriages amble by and everywhere the British heritage of the region is hinted at through architecture and accents.

Just north of town color exploded from every corner of Butchart Gardens. Barren pits, scraped from the earth as limestone was quarried, became a fifty-acre canvas to be decorated from the floral palette of turn-of-the-century artist Jenny Butchart. Her three-dimensional creation not only reclaimed the land but presented gifts to be savored by our senses all morning long.