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The Butchart Chronicles : April 14, 2016

Flower and Garden Report for April 14, 2016

Spring 2016 - tulips in red and white at The Butchart Gardens

We should be reaching the peak of our spectacular spring bulb display in the coming week – although it’s virtually impossible to determine when the peak actually occurs!

The incredible beauty of the spring season provides new surprises in the garden on a daily basis and as exhilarating as reaching the ‘peak’ may be, the continuous unveiling of garden beauty ensures ongoing pleasure.     

In the coming week we will begin the formal planning for next year’s spring bulb display and as always, we hope to create something even more spectacular than what we were able to provide for you this year.   

With that being said, we are more than pleased with the results of this year’s display and we sincerely hope that you come out for a visit so that you can fully experience the beauty of our magnificent spring display for yourself.  

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Private Garden pink tulips - April 2016 at The Butchart Gardens

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom

  • Ajuga
  • Amelanchier
  • Azalea
  • Bellis (English Daisy)
  • Berberis darwinii
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Camellia
  • Cercis
  • Chionodoxa
  • Clematis armandii  (evergreen clematis)
  • Cornus nutallii 
  • Corydalis
  • Corylopsis
  • Correa (Australian fuchsia – in containers at Carousel)    
  • Daphne
  • Dicentra
  • Doronicum
  • Enkianthus
  • Epimedium
  • Erythronium
  • Euphorbia
  • Exochorda
  • Fothergilla
  • Fritillaria/Fritillaria Crown Imperial
  • Geum
  • Helleborus
  • Iberis
  • Lachenalia  
  • Leucojum
  • Lysichiton
  • Malus floribunda 
  • Magnolia
  • Muscari
  • Myosotis (Forget-me-not)
  • Narcissus
  • Pericallis (Cineraria)
  • Pieris
  • Polyanthus/Primula
  • Polygala
  • Prunus (Ornamental Cherry)
  • Pulmonaria
  • Pulsatilla
  • Ranunculus ficaria
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribes
  • Rubus
  • Scilla
  • Spirea
  • Stachyurus
  • Trillium
  • Tulips

Red Bridge in the spring 2016 Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens