Happy Deer Design will again be taking part in this year's One Tree 2017 project taking place at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria. The show celebrates the life and value of a single tree by inviting participating artists to create as much beauty from its wood as possible. Come see what we've created for this spectacular event!
For over a hundred years a single Walnut Tree has been witness to the everyday life of residents on St. Charles Street in Victoria’s Rockland neighbourhood. The tree had to come down in 2016 due to safety concerns and will now be transformed by artists into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Selected pieces will form the oneTree 2017, an exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre from November 2017 – January 2018.
Home & History of the Tree
The neighbourhood of Rockland was originally a steep and rocky landscape full of Garry Oak trees and Camas flower meadows. It was described favorably by the first colonial land surveyor, Joseph Despard Pemberton, as a desirable place to live. In 1865 it became a subdivision and became popular as a site for homes of the new merchant class, the Attorney-General, and most famously the Dunsmuir family at Craigdarroch Castle. Today, St. Charles Manor is a 53-suite senior care home run by Trillium Boutique Senior Living.