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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.