The lone Peninsula politician to take on the challenge

The lone Peninsula politician to take on the challenge

Bountiful bouquets of blooms start Flower Count

  • Mar. 4, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Local flowers grown at Eurosa Gardens and donated by Brown’s the Florist were tucked, pinned and poked into place by Greater Victoria politicians looking to win the flower arranging competition that kicked off the 35th annual Flower Count Tuesday.

The Flower Count, which runs March 1 to 7, is a light-hearted promotion organized by regional chambers of commerce, Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria.

The goal is to bolster community pride and increase awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination.

If you’re looking to get more involved, this year you can help count blooms at Butchart Gardens. The gardens have been divided into seven sections to allow one section to be counted each day of the flower count. Counting sheets are available at the admission gate and info centre each day of the count.

To learn more about how to count your blooms, go to