Victoria Flower Count - Get into the Spirit at Butchart Gardens

Each year in the early spring in Victoria (February 25 – March 4) Victoria begins a ritual, described as a "flower count". It is really an opportunity to gloat over the rest of Canada. Obviously spring comes first to Victoria and then to the rest of Canada. In any case, it is done in good fun.

To help involve visitors to Greater Victoria (and locals too) in the flower count this year Butchart Gardens has developed a way for them to help Butchart count the flowers at The Gardens.

Butchart Gardens is dividing the gardens into seven sections with one section being counted each day of the flower count. Visitors can pick up a counting report sheet (specifying the area to be counted) from either the Admission Gate or the Info Centre on the day of their visit. They can count the flowers and turn in their report. We will tally the total and divide by the number of participants to get an average count. This number will be submitted daily to the Flower Count web site.

On March 4th, the Gardens will post a list on our web site of the number of flowers counted per section and the number of participants. If visitors give their name and city that will be posted too.

Schedule of gardens

Feb. 25 Thursday The Sunken Garden

26 Friday Waterwheel Square

27 Saturday Japanese Garden

28 Sunday Rose Garden

Mar. 1 Monday Concert Lawn

2 Tuesday Piazza

3 Wednesday Italian Garden

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