Today, June 14th, is Canada's inaugural Garden Day
it will be a celebration of public gardens and green spaces held every year on the second Friday in June
so, here are three postcards showing public gardens from the west, east and central parts of the country
Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC floral summer splendour of the Italian Garden and "Benvenuto" former residence of the Butchart family and now part of the world re nown Butchart Gardens
The Montreal Botanical Gardens [Quebec] was founded in 1931 by Brother Marie-Victorin. Occupying 73 hectares within the city, it boasts some 26,000 species of plants. The postcard reproduces a painting of the garden which appeared on a postage stamp issued in 1991.
Canada Post Corporation
and finally, a Photogelatine card from [perhaps] 1937 showing the Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario
Photogelatine Engraving Company, Ottawa