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Welcome to the Greater Victoria Flower Count

March 9 – March 16, 2022

The Greater Victoria Flower Count is over for another year and we want to thank everyone who wandered into a garden, park or down a picturesque street and enjoyed counting those lovely spring blooms. Flower Count is an annual light-hearted promotion sponsored and organized by local businesses, Destination Greater Victoria and The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. The goal is normally to bolster community pride and increase awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination and an incredible place to work, live and play.

This year was a little unique. Our goal in 2022 was to spread spring cheer to the residents of Greater Victoria and encourage them to stop and count the flowers while out in their communities. This is a great time to #ExploreVictoriaLocal safely. This year we’ll also use the Flower Count to share a virtual bouquet with the rest of Canada during this time of challenges and remind them that spring is coming soon and with it a season of rejuvenation.

2022 Counts

2022 “Bloomingest Community”: Colwood: 9,637,779,463

2022 Community Runner Up:  Saanich: 9,250,486,250

2021 Winning School: Prospect Lake Elementary School

2022 Total Municipal Blooms Counted: 27,875,292,158

Prize Sponsors 2022

Although of course counting flowers in March is its own reward, we have several very generous prize sponsors for our Photo contest, Social media contest, Used.ca Spot the Bloom and School contest this year.

Our very biggest thanks to prize sponsors: Malahat SkyWalk, The Gardens at HCP.

                     

                          

                                  

Community Challenge

Each municipality across Greater Victoria is encouraged to take up the challenge to be the “Bloomingest Community” of the Greater Victoria area! People reporting flower counts will have their number attributed to their community. Whether they live on the Saanich Peninsula or in Sooke, every flower counts, for their own community and for the overall total. While you’re out counting, don’t forget to share your photos on social media for a chance to win! Details can be found here.

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How Did It Start?

In the late 1960’s, members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce started a promotion called “Victorian Days”. In late February, they would visit cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, handing out daffodils to the general public, radio stations and news rooms.

In 1976, the event expanded to involve Victoria residents and create a fun promotional story through the counting of February’s flowers. The Victoria Flower Count was born. In 2014, the Flower Count went fully digital, harnessing the power of social media to keep everyone informed on news and updates. Read 5 Surprising Facts about Victoria’s Flower Count.

Over the years, the local municipalities have cheerfully battled out who really has petal power in the region. In 2022, the City of Colwood raked their way to the top again as the Bloomingest Community after their five-year winning streak ended in 2020.  In the end, we’re all winners, living, working and playing in one of our 13 gloriously floral municipalities.

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