Barrie Agar: detective work in the grounds

Royal Roads’ Head Gardener Barrie Agar was interviewed by Katherine Engqvist of the Goldstream News Gazette about tending to the gardens and grounds on campus while preserving the site’s history.

Here is an excerpt:

“Every time you sink a spade in the ground you’re coming up with something,” says Agar.

While part of her mandate includes maintaining the original vistas from the castle, it also involves unearthing the motivation for why the grounds look the way they did after the Dunsmuirs were finished with them.

“We keep looking and wonder who did what and eventually I guess we’ll find out,” Agar said.

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