Flower Count

“Poppy” is Platinum Floral Design’s new mobile flower truck. (Becca Carroll / Rivkah Photography)

“Poppy” the flower truck making the rounds in Greater Victoria

Pandemic prompts Sooke-based floral design company to add mobile flower truck

 

The 2021 Greater Victoria Flower Count ended March 10, with 65,245,471,605 blossoms counted. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands wins 2021 Greater Victoria Flower Count

District ‘grows’ to the occasion, records more than 30 billion blossoms

 

Cathy Armstrong, executive director of the Land Conservancy, Paul Nursey CEO of Destination Greater Victoria and Saanich Coun. Susan Brice helped to kick off the annual Greater Victoria Flower Count at Abkhazi Garden Monday. This year, the flower count is less about rubbing the region’s weather in the rest of Canada’ faces, and more about extending a bouquet of compassion and love. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

2021 Greater Victoria Flower Count sows seeds of compassion

Friendly flower count competition runs from March 3 to 10

 

The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Founder of Victoria’s ‘cheeky’ flower count, dies at 97

This year’s 45th annual flower count, held March 4 to 11, saw a total of 45.9 billion blooms

The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Acting Victoria Mayor Jeremy Loveday (left), horticulturalist Valerie Murray; Laura Dohan, online marketing specialist with the Butchart Gardens; Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Thandi Williams, director of operations and deputy private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Patty Grant, president of Friends of Government House Volunteers are excited about the launch of the 2020 Flower Count. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Acting Victoria Mayor Jeremy Loveday (left), horticulturalist Valerie Murray; Laura Dohan, online marketing specialist with the Butchart Gardens; Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Thandi Williams, director of operations and deputy private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Patty Grant, president of Friends of Government House Volunteers are excited about the launch of the 2020 Flower Count. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins "bloomingest" title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)

Flower Count returns to Greater Victoria

Municipalities to partake in a friendly competition to find the ‘bloomingest’ community

Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins "bloomingest" title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)
Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Blossoms are tinting streets pink across Greater Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria
Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins “bloomingest” title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins “bloomingest” title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)
Oak Bay resident Graham Bell finds the climate more conducive to an early spring uprising here. Just a couple of degrees seems to make a difference between Oak Bay and the locale of Butchart Gardens where Bell honed his flower skills working in public relations until a few years ago. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Blooming community celebrates with annual Flower Count

Over 138 million flowers were counted in Greater Victoria in 2017

  • Mar 4, 2018
Oak Bay resident Graham Bell finds the climate more conducive to an early spring uprising here. Just a couple of degrees seems to make a difference between Oak Bay and the locale of Butchart Gardens where Bell honed his flower skills working in public relations until a few years ago. (Oak Bay News file photo)
The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. Don Denton/Black Press

Annual Flower Count to celebrate blooming community

Over 138 million flowers were counted in Greater Victoria in 2017

The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. Don Denton/Black Press