On January 6th each year, the Blue Poppy Restaurant closes to permit the creation of the Spring Prelude 2018 Indoor Garden. Immediately all tables and chairs are removed along with the service line with its beverage service, sandwich and dessert display, hot food serving area, cash registers and other ancillary equipment. Then the construction process begins and over the next week a garden is born. On January 15th the garden opens to visitors through to March 15th, 2018.
See how it is put together in this video!
The display generally focuses on plants you would find outdoors in your garden in the spring time, but probably the most talked about plants are the many varieties of orchids. These beautiful plants are scattered throughout the garden, creating a romantic scene.
There are a few different themes in our Spring Prelude ranging from tropical borders accented with orchids to a temperate area which features an amazing range of plant material forced into bloom. The display also features an intimate Asian-themed courtyard centered on a dazzling water wall as well as a garden area designed specifically for wedding ceremonies.
Photos: The Butchart Gardens