Item 2008-025-685 - Italian Garden at Butchart Gardens, photograph by Annie Girling

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Italian Garden at Butchart Gardens, photograph by Annie Girling


  • [between 1926 and 1932] (Creation)

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Photograph, B and W Film Negative, 11 x 8 cm

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Photographer: Annie Girling.
Location: 800 Benvenuto, Brentwood Bay

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Italian garden went in in 1926. What appears to be a fence in background is actually an avary. In 1932, aviary was taken down and replaced with bowling alley underneath. Italian Garden used to be tennis court. Behind first bay window is indoor swimming pool built 1913. Information from Rob Churchill, Butchart Gardens archivist.

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