First started in 1904, the Butchart Gardens has grown to become a premier West Coast display garden, while maintaining the gracious traditions of the past. The Gardens has established an international reputation for its year round display of flowering plants. By 1908, reflecting their world travels, the Butcharts had created a Japanese Garden on the sea-side of their home. Later an Italian Garden was created and a fine Rose Garden was added also. This particular walkway and wonderful red bridge are part of the Japanese Garden. The Butchart Gardens is a must stop for any visitor to British Columbia.