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The Butchart Chronicles : April 25, 2014

Garden Report for April 25 2014

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Erica (Heather)

Heather in The Gardens
Pieris

Pieris in The Gardens
Scilla

Scilla in The Gardens

The cooler weather has slowed the unfolding of our incredible spring bulb display by at least a week, but the colour will be peaking very soon. The gardens are extremely beautiful at this time of year and we would like nothing better than for our visitors to come out and see why we are considered one of the most spectacular spring garden displays in the world. Along with the flowering bulbs, the cherries are also in full bloom and provide lovely canopies of colour throughout the garden.              

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Anemone (Windflower)      
  • Camellia    
  • Corylopsis           
  • Daphne 
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Erythronium    
  • Fritillaria 
  • Hellebore  
  • Hyacinth    
    White Hyacinth and pink Tulips
  • Kerria   
  • Lysichiton (Skunk Cabbage)
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Apple and Crabapple) 
  • Myosotis (Forget-me-not)      
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy   
    Primula and Pansy
  • Pieris       
  • Primula       
  • Prunus (Flowering Cherry)   
  • Pulsatilla                                    
  • Ribes (Currant)      
  • Rhododendron
  • Scilla
  • Spiraea
  • Stachyurus           
  • Trillium   
  • Tulip
    Red and Pink Tulips in The Gardens

Show Greenhouse

  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Cinerarea
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Orchid
  • Pelargonium