Each municipality across Greater Victoria is encouraged to take up the challenge to be the “Bloomingest Community” of the Greater Victoria area for the Victoria Flower Count. People reporting flower counts will have their number attributed to their community. Whether they live on the Saanich Peninsula or in Sooke, every flower counts, for their own community and for the overall total. The City of Colwood has claimed the title the last five years running. Go to flowercount.ca to add your count between March 6 to 13, 2019!
The light-hearted event brings national and international attention to the fact that Victoria (City of Gardens) has the mildest climate in Canada. During last year’s event, a whopping 2,029,598,802 blooms were counted in Colwood and 3,467,394,781 across the greater Victoria area.. The greater Victoria Flower Count is jointly organised by Tourism Victoria, The Butchart Gardens and The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Gardens British Columbia is proud to be a sponsor of this event.