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Italian garden, from north west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-52
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • 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. In this image, the Bird bath and urns are visible, as well as, Canterbury Bells, Hollyhocks, Bay Trees.

Brick path in Italian garden, with flowers and Bay trees

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-51
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The Italian garden to the west of the castle was added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. This view is looking south at the west side of the garden

Loggia columns in Italian garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-53
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • 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. The west end of the garden features a loggia with ornate columns.

Conservatory from north east, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-58
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The walled garden and tennis courts were added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. The walled garden contained vegetable and fruit crops as well as the greenhouse complex. The greenhouse and conservatory had a full time manager and required 60 tons of coal and 200 cords of wood per year to heat. The ornate conservatory pictured had a central dome of about 30 ft square, with two side galleries, each 60 ft long. Flowers were grown inside that were intended for display in the castle and in later years it was also used for food production. According to a former gardener, interviewed in the 1950s, Laura Dunsmuir said that the conservatory was an extravagance in a private garden and that it should be in a public park. 

Japanese garden bridge and Hatley Castle

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-60
  • Item
  • 1913-1928
  • 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. The floating bridge connected the man-made island and pavilion to the shore.

Pathway north of tennis courts, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-57
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The walled garden and tennis courts were added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. The walled garden contained vegetable and fruit crops as well as the greenhouse complex.

Conservatory from north west, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-56
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The walled garden and tennis courts were added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. The walled garden contained vegetable and fruit crops as well as the greenhouse complex. The greenhouse and conservatory had a full time manager and required 60 tons of coal and 200 cords of wood per year to heat. The ornate conservatory pictured had a central dome of about 30 ft square, with two side galleries, each 60 ft long. Flowers were grown inside that were intended for display in the castle and in later years it was also used for food production. According to a former gardener, interviewed in the 1950s, Laura Dunsmuir said that the conservatory was an extravagance in a private garden and that it should be in a public park.

Waterfall, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-64
  • Item
  • 1910-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

This waterfall is on the north east side of the Hatley Park estate, along Colwood Creek.

Pavillion, Japanese garden with castle

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-61
  • Item
  • 1913-1928
  • 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. This souvenir photo shows people gathered in the pavilion. Hatley Park was often opened to the public for fundraising fetes and special events.

Pavillion, Japanese garden, from south east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-62
  • 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. This image shows the pavilion from the south east shore.

Young rhododendron around pond, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-63
  • 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. The rhododendrons lined the south shore of the pond.

Italian garden, from east, showing birdbath

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-70
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • 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 looks between shrubs to the loggia. A birdbath and urn are visible.

View of lawns and ponds from castle tower

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-69
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The view from the castle tower towards the south west shows how much land was cleared for pasture and the south side of the walled garden. The three ponds created from a natural creek on this side of the estate are clearly visible. The largest 'upper' pond is part of the Japanese garden. In the foreground the croquet lawn is visible, as are the fences that separate the manicured lawns from pastureland south of the castle.

Waterfall, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-68
  • Item
  • 1910-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

This waterfall is on the north east side of the Hatley Park property, along Colwood Creek.

Floating wisteria arbour in bloom, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-76
  • 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.
The picture was taken on the eastern shore of the pond, looking north. The wooden floating wisteria arbour was replaced with a metal structure during the military college era.

Neptune fountain and statuary, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-71
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The Neptune Steps and fountain court to the north 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 images shows that the lions were initially at the top of the steps, although they were moved to their current location at the foot of the steps during the Dunsmuir era at Hatley Park.

blurred view of Neptune Steps from under porte-cochere

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-72
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • 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. This image, taken under the porte-cochere, shows a horse mounting block as well as the view from the castle front doors. 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.

Garden arch, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-74
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • 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.
This garden arch was in the upper Japanese garden.

Floating wisteria arbour, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-75
  • 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.
The picture was taken on the eastern shore of the pond, looking north. The wooden floating wisteria arbour was replaced with a metal structure during the military college era.

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