June 12, 2014
GARDEN GNOMES ESCAPE EARLY THIS MORNING WHICH LEADS TO A CALL FOR CHILDREN TO HELP FIND THEM
Victoria, BC – In a daring early morning escape twelve garden gnomes marched away from The Seed & Gift Store at The Butchart Gardens. With the help of surveillance cameras the escape was recorded and the gnomes are believed to be hiding in our gardens. What they didn’t realize is Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15 is the second annual National Garden Days celebration when there will be plenty of children helping dad enjoy the Father’s Day weekend at The Gardens.
Gardens’ staff is creating a search party and counting on the help of children to mark the location of gnomes on a search map. When they drop their search maps at the Visitor Information Centre they will be rewarded with a treat for their help.
The Butchart Gardens
Ed. Note – “slide show” version of escape sequence is located at http://youtu.be/qAKwxdVCbb0
Garden Days activities at The Butchart Gardens
DEMONSTRATIONS in Water Wheel Square (Friday June 13 only)
Creating Hanging Baskets (10:00 & 1:00)
Creating Succulent Wall Hangings (11:00)
Creating Container Plant Displays (12:00 & 2:00).
GREENHOUSE TOURS: Saturday & Sunday - 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00 (Fully booked –Check at the Visitor Centre for cancellations.)
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY: The Great Escape of the Garden Gnomes – Help us find them in the gardens. Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 09:00 to close.