The Butchart Gardens is one of the most incredible gardens in North America, a must-see if you are anywhere near Victoria, BC in Canada. It was established in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, in an old mine, which must have looked like a big rock-rimmed hole in the ground. This location makes for a one-of-a-kind garden! Standing at ground level, you can look down 50 feet or so at beds of flowers and pools of water, contrasted with rock walls. Or you can walk amongst the beds of flowers that change with the seasons. There are many seperate displays, including pools with water lilies, the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, and even a redwood tree. Many of the pictures that you see of The Butchart Gardens are of the vistas of seemingly endless flower beds, but Kathy Lewis has chosen to paint her images of The Butchart Gardens in details of individual flowers. On this page, and throughout this site, you will find both watercolor and oil paintings, inspired by flowers that Kathy saw at The Butchart Gardens during her many visits there.
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Over 100 Watercolor and Oil Paintings of Flowers By Kathy Lewis