The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden (HM1EWL)

Location: New Johnsonville, BC V8M 1J8 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 33.874', W 123° 28.114'

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The Limestone deposit was exhausted in 1908 and the quarry abandoned. Mrs. Butchart conceived the idea of transforming the barren pit into a garden and thus the Sunken Garden came into being. In 1910 she planted Lombardy poplar trees in an attempt to block the view of the cement factory. By 1912 the development of the garden was underway and it was completed in 1921.
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HM NumberHM1EWL
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Placed ByThe Butchart Gardens
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 465430 N 5379158
Decimal Degrees48.56456667, -123.46856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 33.874', W 123° 28.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 33' 52.44" N, 123° 28' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Benvenuto Ave, New Johnsonville BC V8M 1J8, CA
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