Eagles Estate Heritage Garden
Constructed in 1929 on the southeast shore of Deer Lake, the Eagles Estate features a magical 1.6 acre garden designed by pioneering Canadian horticulturalist Frank E. Buck. The property was purchased by the City in 1995 from UBC who had inherited from the Eagles family. It is now recognized as a civic heritage site based on its historic, artistic and cultural significance.
The garden was a retreat and tranquil centrepiece in the lives of original owners Blythe and Violet Eagles. It is now being restored to its former glory in cooperation with The Land Conservancy. The public is invited to visit the gardens year-round. Volunteers are busy reclaiming parts of the garden from blackberries and other invasive species. The garden’s rock walls are notable along with its Japanese maples, dwarf Alberta spruce, rhododendrons and magnolias.