The Butchart Gardens, located in in Brentwood Bay, just outside of Victoria, BC were started by (Jennie) the Butcharts in 1909, when they converted an exhausted limestone quarry into the Sunken Garden; and then replaced their residence tennis courts with an Italian garden; and then their kitchen vegetable garden with a large rose garden. The gardens slowly grew over the century to their current magical blossoms and variety of foliage. The Butchart Gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
Being there on a sunny spring day provided for a perfect opportunity for me to snap away randomly with my iPhone and I was pleasantly surprised at how well the shots turned out. I say this by no means to support claims of armature iPhone wannabe photographers who profess to the awesomeness of their iPhone camera. I am however professing to how picture-perfect the gardens looked on this sunny spring day. Shots with a pinhole camera would have turned out just as spectacular.
An album by Shaji Zaidi