Flower Count

Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag is pictured at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven’s garden won’t reach its 100,000-flower goal, but that hasn’t stopped him from spreading his message of love and peace, both locally and abroad. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Greater Victoria man keeps flower flag alive with message for Ukraine

Sahasi Erven looks to give garden new life, possibly in a new spot

 

Sahasi Erven is pictured having a laugh by his garden at 2201 Chambers St. on July 8, 2022. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Victoria carpenter counters war in Ukraine with love for flowers

Sahasi Erven to unveil record-size Ukraine flower flag at Beacon Hill Park

 

The 2022 Greater Victoria Flower Count ended March 16, with 27,875,292,158 blossoms counted. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood tops Greater Victoria’s Flower Count with close to 10 billion blossoms

Saanich nabs second place, followed by North Saanich in third

 

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board chair John Wilson (left), Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey, Horticultural Centre of the Pacific general manager Deborah Donahue, chamber CEO Bruce Williams and Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes celebrate the start of the 2022 Greater Victoria Flower Count, happening March 9 to 16. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

‘Let’s start counting those blooms’: Greater Victoria Flower Count launches this week

Saanich mayor, tourism and business reps stress annual event’s importance to economy

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board chair John Wilson (left), Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey, Horticultural Centre of the Pacific general manager Deborah Donahue, chamber CEO Bruce Williams and Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes celebrate the start of the 2022 Greater Victoria Flower Count, happening March 9 to 16. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
“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

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

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

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)
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)
City of Parksville crews plant nearly 17,000 flowers

City of Parksville crews plant nearly 17,000 flowers

Display bed features a tribute to city’s 75th birthday

  • Jun 14, 2020
City of Parksville crews plant nearly 17,000 flowers
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)
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