Robert Butchart was in the Portland Cement business and the land that is now the Butchart Gardens was used by the Vancouver Portland Cement Company to produce Portland Cement between 1904 and 1921.
For those who don’t know the difference between cement and concrete, here is a video which should clear it up for you:
Here is a video on why concrete needs reinforcement:
Here are some of the other Portland Cement companies Robert Butchart was involved with:
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