All posts by Michael Van der Tol

Michael Van der Tol, founding aamora member, lives in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. His photographic work focuses on rural scenes & landscapes. View his work on his website on his blog or here on aamora.

BUTCHART GARDENS by aamora member Michael Van der Tol

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
― May Sarton

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I don’t often travel to Butchart Gardens – that’s a shame as it is only a 2.5 hour drive south on from where I live on Vancouver Island. It’s a secluded garden enveloped by the Daphne Islet. Walking along the pathways and sampling the scents & colours I am reminded that I am in a privileged space.

“A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.”
― Sadi

Michael’s previous contributions to aamora.