The Butchart Gardens are located in Victoria, British Columbia. I've heard several different pronunciations of the name, but the widely accepted one is "Boo-shart".
A former gravel pit owned by the Butchart family, matriarch Jennie Butchart had a vision to create a beautiful garden where once was scarred earth and stone. I visited the Gardens last year on my trip to Victoria and they are absolutely breathtaking!! There is an Asian-themed garden, one with native carved totem poles, an Italian garden (4th photo), ponds, gazing balls, fountains, etc. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Many thanks to Google Images and the people that shot these pictures. My computer is still down at home, and so I have not been able to scan any photos I have taken of my various travels. I hope to be back on the Molly.VDO site next week to catch up w/ my friends!
The black and white photo is a "before" shot, and the photo directly under it is what that same area looks like now.