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Butchart Gardens scores within top five flower fields across the globe


Flower lovers, listen up!

Those familiar with Butchart Gardens and the year-round bliss it provides will not be surprised in the slightest by its recent achievement!

A UK-based hotel chain, Premier Inn, has used eye-tracking technology to analyze how eye-catching 48 different flower fields around the world are when in full bloom.

In other words, they analyzed how long people stared at photographs of the blooms for, took the average ‘fixation time’ and compiled the data into the list you’re about to see!

In their final findings, titled ‘The world’s most beautiful flower fields’, we see Butchart Gardens displayed next to famous world-renowned gardens—confirming just how significant this iconic landmark is, and why people travel to see it.

(Butchart Gardens)

Taking home 4th place, Butchart Gardens falls closely behind Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in the US and Monet’s Garden at Giverny in France (both tied for second), and Torres del Paine National Park Daisy Flower Field in Chile in first place.

Butchart Gardens all began with one woman’s passion for landscaping and gardening, her hopes to create an oasis from a former limestone quarry in her backyard becoming the legacy we know today. 

It all began in 1904 when Robert and Jennie Butchart moved to Vancouver Island to build a cement plant on a rich limestone deposit at Tod Inlet.

Soon after, the cement production exhausted the resources at the limestone quarry, and Jennie then manifested a grand sunken garden that still exists as one of the Gardens’ many attractions today. 

It’s now a National Historic Site with over 900 varieties of plants awaiting visiting eyes.

Butchart Gardens Spring 2020 (ItkasanImages)

Also included amongst the attractions are the Japanese Garden, the Tea House, the Rose Garden, the Seed and Gift Store and much more.

Other gardens included on the list include Mainau Island, Germany taking fifth place; Wild Lupins Lake Tekapo, New Zealand coming in sixth; and Kaas Plateau, India in seventh.

If you wish to see the full Premier Inn list of top-ranking gardens globally, you can check out the results here.

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