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The Butchart Chronicles : May 8, 2014

Garden Report for May 8 2014

The incredible beauty of our spring bulb display continues to dazzle thousands of visitors from all over the world.  This is a very special time of year as colour comes at you from every angle with an amazing combination of flowering trees, shrubs, perennials along with the hundreds of varieties of colourful tulips, and daffodils.  The very first Blue Poppies and Peonies have started blooming to add to the enticement for you to come out and see why we are considered one of the most spectacular spring gardens in the world.

- Rick Los, director or horticulture

Japanese Garden in Spring

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Bellis      English Daisy     
  • Camellia    
  • Cinerarea     
  • Corylopsis   
  • Cornus (Flowering Dogwood) - new     
  • Daphne 
  • Davidia - new
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Fothergilla    
  • Fritillaria 
  • Hellebore  
  • Hyacinth     
  • Kerria   
  • Magnolia
  • Malus   (Apple and Crabapple) 
  • Meconopsis (Blue Poppy) - new
  • Myosotis   (Forget-me-not)     
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy   
  • Paeonia (Peony)
  • Primula       
  • Prunus  (Flowering Cherry)   
  • Pulsatilla                                    
  • Rhododendron
  • Scilla
  • Spiraea
  • Trillium   
  • Tulip 

Sunken Garden walk - late spring.
Show Greenhouse

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

Old barn housing the Aeolian Organ.