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Once, when asked to tell her own story, Jenny Butchart said: “I don’t believe anyone would be in the least bit interested.”
But how did she turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later their family continues to enrich this magnificent estate on lush Vancouver Island.
Every year, Butchart Gardens attracts more than a
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Paperback, First, 200 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Highline Publishing
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"What a remarkable pair the Butcharts were!" - CBC Radio

"Well researched and concise, reader-friendly material of historical value" - BC Historical Foundation

"An amazing story about an amazing garden, a must-read for visitors and locals" - CKNW Radio

"A comprehensive tribute!" - BC Bookworld

"It's a fascinating story, a great book, chock full of good anecdotes!" - C-FAX Radio

"Dave Preston has done a great job... story after story, moving back and forth in time as one does in a good conversation."
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Dave Preston is a writer and musician, born in North Yorkshire where he lived on a farm and was raised by a mother who worries too much. After studying agriculture, engineering, and computer science he leapt across the ocean to live and work in Canada.

He is the author of four books (and contributor to several others) and four plays, as well as hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and colum
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