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Hatley Park, terrace lawn from terrace

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-93
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Elinor Dunsmuir at Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-94
  • Item
  • 1920-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Elinor Dunsmuir can be seen at the bottom of this image. Her body has been scribbled out in pen.

Hatley Park, front drive and foot of Neptune Steps

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-94
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The Neptune Steps and Fountain Court to the north of the castle were added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Hatley Park, terrace lawn, Italian Garden and croquet lawn on right

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-95
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Neptune steps from south

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-95
  • Item
  • 1912-1915
  • Part of K. McCann

The Neptune Steps and Fountain Court to the north of the castle were added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. This image was taken soon after they were completed because the landscaping is minimal and the lions have not yet been positioned at the bottom of the steps.

Italian garden from east, from terrace

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-96
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The Italian garden to the west of the castle was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. This image is taken from the castle terrace, looking west.

Japanese garden bridge and Hatley Castle

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-97
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Hatley Park, Italian Garden from north west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-99
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

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