Share the promise of spring

with your Flower Count photos and win!

Our goal in 2022 is to spread spring cheer to the residents of Greater Victoria and encourage them to get out in their communities and #ExploreVictoriaLocal.

As the global pandemic enters its 3rd and hopefully final year, we want to share a bouquet of healing with the rest of Canada. We’re fortunate here in Greater Victoria to have the earliest blooming flowers in Canada. As we begin to lift restrictions and see people beyond our bubble, we can share a virtual bouquet to remind everyone that spring is coming and remember to stop and count the flowers.

Post your own flower count and encourage your friends and family to do the same on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Use the social platforms below to show and tell with photos and videos of: flowers, flower counting within your bubble, and other associated outdoor activities.

Use #FlowerCount on Instagram to connect with the counting community!

Social Media Contest Details:

Receive one (1) entry by tagging #FlowerCount in related garden and floral posts on Instagram. Multiple entries will not increase chances of winning. Entrant must have a public Instagram account and we must be able to notify the winner by direct message on March 17, 2022.

Note: To be eligible, your Instagram account must be public so we can see that you have tagged #FlowerCount. See full rules and regulations.

Official hashtag:  #FlowerCount.  If possible: #ExploreVictoriaLocal. Tag us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Prizing for this year’s winner includes:

Afternoon Tea at the lovely Pendray Inn & Teahouse  accompanied by a Spring Basket courtesy of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) full of delights including 2 passes to the Gardens, a jar of HCP Honey, Rock Coast chocolates, Earth’s Herbal Tea, and a beautiful handcrafted soap from Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.   Value: $195

Hunting for hidden blooms

Used.ca will be hosting a contest to find the bloom during Flower Count Week. Each day one lucky person will be going home with a fabulous prize package packed in a Chamber #ShopLocal bag filled with local goodies including a Goldilocks Goods Dish Towel & Reusable beeswax food wrap, Silk Road Tea Haven Hand Sanitizer, Nezza Naturals organic Forest & Flowers Body Lotion and your very own Destination Greater Victoria reusable water bottle and Greater Victoria Chamber face mask. A great grab bag of local items you’ll use again and again. Value: $100

Test your bloomin’ knowledge

Ocean mornings with AJ will be doing giveaways the first few days of Flower Count week testing your flower power knowledge. Lucky winners will be receiving a one-day pass for four people to Butterfly Gardens, a gift certificate and box of chocolates to the Dutch Bakery, a gift card to Niche Grocerant and an annual pass for two to Fort Rodd Hill, a great place to count some extra blooms.

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