The Old Man's Garden

The Old Man's Garden (HMX01)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1A1 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.181', W 123° 22.018'

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Dr. Helmcken loved tending the family garden throughout his long live. In his memoirs, he described his passion for gardening in the 1850s:"At this time I was a great gardener - worked hard - up at 5 or 6 o'clock digging & c. Indians cleared out the stumps and so forth - grew our own vegetables & c. In process of time the land was got into some sort of shape - and I planted with sods the grass plot as it now stands."
The Helmcken garden originally extended down to Belleville Street. The Helmckens and their next-door neighbours, the Douglas family, favored English daisies, nasturtiums, dahlias, honeysuckle, lilacs and forget-me-nots. They bought flowers imported in pots from California or grew them from European seed.
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Dr. Helmcken in his garden, c. 1915. City of Victoria Archives PR252-7166.
HM NumberHMX01
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472848 N 5363013
Decimal Degrees48.41968333, -123.36696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.181', W 123° 22.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 10.86" N, 123° 22' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 675 Belleville St, Victoria BC V8W 1A1, CA
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