All Posts by Scott McDonald


About the Author

Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

BC Communities in Bloom - Awards
Jan 02

2018 BC Communities in Bloom Awardees

By Scott McDonald

Congratulations to all evaluated participants and BC Communities in Bloom awardees for 2018! Showcasing recovery and resilience, the Village of Clinton hosted the 15th Annual BC Communities in Bloom Awards and Conference weekend. On September 15, 2018 — 18 communities, representing all areas of the province were recognized for their efforts in community enhancement. This year there […]

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University of Northern British Columbia
Sep 20

New 23 Acre Botanical Garden For UNBC

By Scott McDonald

New Botanical Garden to be the most northerly in Canada. A new 23 acre botanical garden is being planned for the University of Northern British Columbia with the help of the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society. “The big dream is to build a full-fledged botanical garden, about 23 acres, to model it after other botanical […]

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Photo Contest Gardens BC Garden Days 2018 Contest
Jun 05

My Favourite Garden Activity – Photo Contest

By Scott McDonald

Enter our 2018 Garden Days Photo Contest! Gardens are meant to be experienced, walked through, studied, revelled in, and shared, so in honour of Canada’s Garden Days, we’re holding a special photo contest to find out what everyone’s favourite thing is to do in a garden or what kind of garden experience is a favourite; and […]

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Greater Victoria Flower Count 2018
Mar 13

5 Surprising Facts About Victoria’s Flower Count

By Scott McDonald

5 Things you might not know about the greater Victoria Flower Count The greater Victoria Flower Count is an annual light-hearted event sponsored and organized by The Butchart Gardens, The Greater Victoria Chamber, and Tourism Victoria. We know you are probably out counting flowers, so while you are doing so, we thought we would look […]

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BC Tourism Industry Conference 2018
Mar 06

Garden Tourism Development at BC Tourism Conference

By Scott McDonald

Garden Tourism Update and British Columbia’s Garden Tourism Sector Development at the BC Tourism Industry Conference 2018 Gardens British Columbia is pleased to collaborate with and be the topic of a seminar titled, B-2 Sector Development: Where the Rubber Hits the Trail and Going Gardens Tourism, at the BC Tourism Conference in Kelowna, BC, March […]

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