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Discutafel podcast 143: Jennie Butchart’s Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden of The Butcharts Garden in background and podcaster Ivonne Smit in foreground
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Listen to episode 143 below.
Publication date: 7-8-23.
Duration: 12:49.
Host: Ivonne Smit.
Illustration: your happy podcaster Ivonne, Sunken Garden on background.

Episode 143: Jennie Butchart’s Sunken Garden

In this episode

Ivonne explores the Sunken Garden of The Butchart Gardens in Canada. This is the former location of a limestone quarry and cement plant!
How did Mrs. Jennie Butchart turn an industrial site into this stunning garden, … in 1904?
Lots of trees and bedding plants in hundreds of varieties are awaiting us. So let’s go!

Sunken Garden in pictures

The Butchart Gardens

Listen to our 3-part summer 2023 special on The Butchart Gardens!
This display garden is situated on Vancouver Island, Canada.
The gardens were founded in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, a balloon flying lady from Toronto.
Ivonne travelled to the place in August 2022 and shares her impressions with you.

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