Brentwood Bay  

Sundial: 928
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 48° 33.917' N  123° 28.167' W
  • Dial is located in the rose garden of Butchart Gardens, which is one of the worlds premier floral show gardens. The entry fee is $33 for adults in 2018.
  • This is simple horizontal sundial with the standard cast bronze dial plate, 12 inches in diameter. The sundial shows local solar time with Roman numerals from V to VII with noon marked as XII. The dial is delineated with marks for the half and quarter hours. The hour lines and gnomon angle are correct for the latitude. The gnomon root is in the center of the circular casting. Radiating out from the center is a compass rose showing the cardinal directions.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Butchart Gardens
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Note: Oct 2022 the dial and pedestal were shifted to the side of the small paved area where originally installed. In the new position they lean ominously and the dial is far from north-aligned. This suggests pedestal and dial were 'in the way', moved and never reinstalled.

Last Revised: 2022-11-08 20:51