More than 44-billion blooms counted during weeklong flower count

Residents across the region really do stop and smell the flowers!

The 44th annual of the Greater Victoria Flower Count ended Wednesday, with more than 44.5-billion blossoms counted over the weeklong event.

The winner of “Bloomingest” community this year was Victoria -- with grand total of more than 19.9-billion flowers counted.

With that win, Victoria breaks Colwood’s 5-year winning streak. TheSaanich snagged second place this year, with a head count of more than 14.5-billion blossoms.

The winning elementary school class is Ms. Lesley Mill’s class at Cordova Bay Elementary School in Saanich.

The kids counted more than 13.1-billion blooms. Their prize is a trip from L.A. Limousines - to see more flowers - at The Butchart Gardens.

Paul Nursey,the CEO of Destination Greater Victoria, says the fun event builds interest in nature across the region - just in time for Spring.


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