The Butchard Gardens - 40 cents 1991 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 3 000 000
- Issue date: May 22, 1991
- Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
- Scott: #1311
Prominent Canadian gardens are the subject of five stamps issued on May, 1991. Early in this century, Jenny Butchart of Tod Inlet, north of Victoria, British Columbia, decided to transform her husband's spent quarry into a colourful horticultural site. Inexperienced but determined, she had rocks gathered in strategic places to create raised flower beds and had top soil brought in by the ton from the neighbouring farms. Eventually she opened the Butchart Gardens to the curious public and served them tea. During World War II, the gardens could not be maintained and when the Butchart passed away in the early 1950s, a grandson undertook the task of restoring the neglected land to its former glory. Designer David Wyman and illustrator Gerard Gauci combined their talents to produce the designs.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, No. 2, 1991, p. 8, 10.
Designed by David Wyman
Based on illustrations by Gerard Gauci
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).