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My grandparents emigrated from England in the early 1900’s and located in Salmon Arm BC for a few years then moved to Victoria, BC.

They bought a large piece of property on the Pat Bay Highway and opened up Gayborder Nurseries with a large selection of plants they brought over from England.

They had so many interesting and rare species of plants they were involved very closely with Butchart Gardens and began donating plants to the Gardens. They were close friends with the family and every year we went to visit in the summer and we were their special guests at the Butchart Gardens. They had lifetime memberships given to them and we enjoyed many wonderful hours exploring and enjoying the gardens.

I have outdoor plants at my house right now from my grandparents. What a special memory this is for our family.

Barb G – INLIV

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