The Butchart Chronicles : January 31, 2014

Garden Report for January 30 2014

        Staff Picks


Pink Hyacinth with crocus

Snow Drops


The highlight for this week is our very colourful and fragrant Spring Prelude display. This cleverly crafted display includes many of our favorite outdoor plants that we have brought indoors and forced into bloom well ahead of what nature would normally allow.

You will also find many unique landscape features that have been designed and created by our talented staff.

Spring Prelude Water Wall

Outside in the main garden areas we continue to see more early signs of spring. The first Crocus have arrived along with a patch of Pulmonaria which add a little more colour to the landscape.  

Rick Los - Director of Horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abeliophylum (White Forsythia)
  • Corylus   (catkins)   
  • Crocus - new
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Galanthus (Snowdrops)

    Snow Drops | Galanthus

  • Garrya (catkins)
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)    Fragrant   
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Jasminium (Winter Jasmine)
  • Mahonia
  • Nandina (berries) 
  • Pansy - new
  • Pulmonaria - new
  • Pyracantha (berries)
  • Sarcococca (Sweet Box)  Flower is insignificant - fragrance is incredible! 

Spring Prelude

  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) 
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Hyacinth

    Pink Hyacinth with crocus

  • Narcissus
  • Orchid
  • Tulip
  • Viburnum bodnantense