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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.

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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Canada 150 Gardens banner
Mar 14

10 Gardens BC Members Receive Canada 150 Garden Experience Designations

By Scott McDonald

150 garden ways to celebrate Canada 150, and 16 are found in Super, Natural British Columbia! In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, unveiled 150 jury-selected gardens and garden experiences that have received the Canada 150 Garden Experience designation, 16 of which are located in British Columbia, at the […]

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Spring Prelude at The Butchart Gardens
Jan 29

Spring Prelude 2017 at The Butchart Gardens

By Scott McDonald

There is nothing quite like experiencing the beauty of spring weeks before nature intended it to arrive – especially when you get to experience it in a climate controlled environment! Each year we challenge ourselves to improve this incredible garden display and we are confident that you will be more than impressed with what we anticipate will be our finest installation to date.

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Stairs Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens in Winter
Jan 29

The Butchart Gardens 2017 Winter Notebook

By Scott McDonald

The words ‘Garden’ and ‘Winter’ are words not typically synonymous with each other and certainly don’t conjure warm feelings or images that might draw you outdoors. The terms we commonly hear associated in regard to the winter garden are: structure, form, texture, contrast, colourful stems and berries, curious seed heads, interesting bark etc.

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