The Butchart Chronicles : April 2, 2015

Flower and Garden Report April 2, 2015

Tulips in the gardens
We are experiencing the earliest arrival of our colourful spring bulb display for as long as any of our staff can remember - which is quite a long time considering the fact some of our gardening staff have been here for more than 50 years!      

We have one of the most spectacular spring garden displays in the world and it goes without saying we are exceptionally proud of this year’s display. Although the timing of the flowering for many of the bulb varieties is completely out of our planned sequence, nature has a way of outdoing our grandest plans and we are very satisfied with the results.

We have historically experienced the peak of the spring bulb display during the last two weeks of April and the first week of May, but this year you can move that up a week or two. If you are able to adjust your schedules I would highly recommend a visit in the next couple of weeks to experience our spring display at its fullest.

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

2015 Italian Garden

Flowering in the Garden

  • Amelanchier   new
  • Anemone
  • Arabis 
  • Bellis
  • Bergenia 
  • Caltha  
  • Camellia 
  • Cercis   
  • Chaenomeles
  • Chionodoxa   
  • Corylopsis 
  • Crocus
  • Dicentra   
  • Epimedium   
  • Erica 
  • Erythronium   new
  • Forsythia  
  • Frittilaria  
  • Helleborus
  • Hyacinth   
  • Iberis   
  • Kerria  
  • Leucojum   new
  • Lysichiton  (skunk cabbage)   
  • Muscari 
  • Narcissus  
  • Pansy    
  • Primula     
  • Prunus (flowering cherry and flowering plum)
  • Pulmonaria  
  • Pulsatilla    
  • Puschkinia   
  • Rhododendron  
  • Ribes  
  • Scilla    
  • Skimmia
  • Stachyurus 
  • Sycopsis       

Sunken Garden tulips