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The Butchart Chronicles : April 3, 2014

Garden Report for April 3 2014

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Pansy

Pansy

Forsythia

Forsythia
Narcissus

Narcissus

The Spring Prelude has been dismantled for another year and as sad as we are to put it to rest, the gardens outside more than make up for its absence as the spectacular spring display dazzles with an abundance of colour and fragrance. Highlights this week continue to be the majestic magnolias as well as the beautiful cherry trees and early blooming camellias.

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Cherry Trees in The Gardens

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Anemone   (Windflower)                                      
  • Camellia - new
  • Chionodoxa         
  • Corylus (catkins)   
  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite)    
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Forsythia  
  • Garrya (catkins)
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Magnolia  
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy    
  • Prunus (Plum and Cherry)     
    Cherry blossoms against sky                           
  • Ribes (Currant)      
  • Rhododendron (earliest varieties)   
  • Scilla
  • Tulip  (early varieties) 
    Tulipa         
  • Viburnum bodnantense

Show Greenhouse

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