The Butchart Chronicles : January 4, 2018

Spring Prelude Indoor Garden - A Winter Delight

Our Spring Prelude indoor garden display is back for another glorious run from January 15th through March 15th. Established in 1999, the Spring Prelude Garden has evolved into a world-class indoor floral display.

Join us as we fast forward the seasons to enjoy a glimpse of spring

The indoor Spring Prelude garden was created to provide our visitors with a colourful and intimate indoor garden experience during the shorter days of winter. This also provides you with a small taste of what you can expect to experience once the outdoor garden comes alive in the spring. 

Although colour plays a large part in the makeup of the display, perhaps the most striking features of this garden are the original water features and sculpture produced by our very talented and creative staff.

Each year the features change as the designers collaborate and experiment with various elements which can be incorporated into the display.

The display generally focuses on plants you would find outdoors in your garden in the spring time, but probably the most talked about plants are the many varieties of orchids. These beautiful plants are scattered throughout the garden, creating a romantic scene.

There are a few different themes in our Spring Prelude ranging from tropical borders accented with orchids to a temperate area which features an amazing range of plant material forced into bloom. The display also features an intimate Asian-themed courtyard centered on a dazzling water wall as well as a garden area designed specifically for wedding ceremonies.

The Spring Prelude display provides waves and layers of colour, intoxicating fragrance and the sounds and movement of water all together in the intimacy of a cleverly crafted indoor garden.