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Mayor's Grove Map & Legend
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     Year  Tree

Miss Helen Mackenzie, Government House 1927

Mayor's Grove was established during a 1927 convention of western mayors in Victoria. Led by Miss Helen MacKenzie of Government House, who planted a Douglas fir that now towers over thirty some trees of diverse shapes and sizes including oak, maple, beech, copper beech, ash, linden and a historic hawthorne.

Helen MacKenzie was the daughter of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, a former prime minister of Canada. She lived at Government House from 1919 to 1930 as the hostess of her brother-in-law, Lieutenant Governor Edward Gawler Prior.

Nine mayors planted trees in 1927 to begin the grove (see map items 2-10).

 1927   Douglas fir

 Mayor L.D. Tayler, Vancouver, 1927

Tayler was the mayor of Vancouver from 1925 to 1928 and from 1931 to 1934. LD Taylor.jpg
He was also a lawyer, a judge and a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He was involved in many civic projects, such as the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge and the development of Stanley Park.

 1927 Maple

 Hon. Randolph Bruce, Lieut. Gov of BC, 1927RobertRandolphBruce.jpg

    He was the lieutenant governor of British Columbia from 1926 to 1931. He was also a mining engineer, a businessman and a philanthropist. He donated land and money for various causes, such as the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver General Hospital1
     1927 Oak
     Mayor J.A. Gregory,

    North Battleford, 1927

      He was the mayor of North Battleford, Saskatchewan from 1926 to 1928 and from 1930 to 1932. He was also a lawyer, a magistrate and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He was involved in many civic improvements, such as paving streets, building bridges and expanding waterworks.
       1927  Beech