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The Butchart Chronicles : May 1, 2014

Garden Report for May 1 2014

The peak of our incredible spring bulb display has finally arrived! This is a very special time of year as colour comes at you from multiple levels as there is no other time of the year when we have such an amazing combination of flowering trees, shrubs, perennials along with the seasonal plantings. We would like nothing better than for anyone reading this to come out and see why we are considered one of the most spectacular spring gardens in the world.

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Sunken Garden May 2014

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Anemone   (Windflower)      
  • Bellis  (English Dais) - new
  • Camellia    
  • Cinerarea - new
  • Corylopsis           
  • Daphne 
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Erythronium    
  • Fothergilla - new
  • Fritillaria 
  • Hellebore  
  • Hyacinth     
  • Kerria   
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Apple and Crabapple) 
  • Myosotis (Forget-me-not)     
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy    
  • Pieris       
  • Primula       
  • Prunus (Flowering Cherry)   
  • Pulsatilla                                    
  • Ribes (Currant)      
  • Rhododendron
  • Scilla
  • Spiraea
  • Trillium   
  • Tulip 

Sunken Garden Pond
Show Greenhouse

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

Italian Garden Spring 2014