1) THE BUTCHART GARDENS -- Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
These spectacular gardens began in 1907, in what used to be a limestone quarry. They are known for their year-round display of flowering plants, in wonderful color combinations. A feast for the eyes -- it was impossible to take a bad picture here.
|"Butchart Sunken Garden", watercolor by Pat Howard|
|"Pike Place Flower Market", watercolor by Pat Howard|