The Butchart Chronicles : October 26, 2017

Victoria's Butchart Gardens Receives International Recognition

Victoria's Butchart Gardens Receives International Recognition

Ottawa, Canada, . . . On Saturday, October 7, members of the World Tulip Summit Society (WTSS) gathered in Ottawa, Canada, to announce the recipients of the 2017 World Tulip Awards.
The World Tulip Summit Society, a network of tulip lovers (tulipists) from 26 countries, awarded World Tulip Garden of the Year to The Butchart Gardens in recognition of their beautiful display in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
“We are honored to receive this award,” commented Dave Cowen, Butchart Gardens CEO. “To be recognized in such illustrious company is truly a privilege.”
World Tulip Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of tulips as part of their destination’s tourism appeal.  “Tulips are part of the culture of many countries.   Existing national tulip traditions and successful tulip initiatives can be adopted by attractions, events and festivals around the world thus providing new opportunities to share our cultures and strengthen friendships”, says Michel Gauthier, Chair of the World Tulip Summit Society.
In the spirit of highlighting the world’s most dynamic tulip experiences and their contribution to world friendship, WTSS is honored to announce the 2017 recipients of the World Tulip Awards.


World Tulip Festival of the Year: Tulip Time, Holland, USA
World's TOP 5 Tulip Festivals Worth Travelling For:

  1. Floriade, Canberra, Australia
  2. Istanbul Tulip Festival, Turkey  
  3. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, USA   
  4. Srinagar Tulip Festival, Kashmir, India   
  5. Taean Tulip Festival, South Korea

World Tulip Event of the Year: Bloememcorso Bollenstreek, Netherlands
World Tulip Display of the Year: Tonami Tulip Fair, Japan
World Tulip Garden of the Year: The Butchart Gardens, Canada
World Tulip Destination of the Year: Mainau Island, Germany
World Tulip Attraction of the Year: Jiangsu Dafeng Holland Flower Park, China
World Tulip Promotion of the Year: Canada 150 Tulip, Canada
World Tulip Game of the Year: Tulip Crush, Canada
World Tulip Product of the Year: Tulpi Chair, Netherlands
World Tulip Partner of the Year: Veseys, Canada
World Tulip Person of the Year: Mayor Osamu Natsuno, Tonami, Japan