(Photo by Colin Smith)

Every year, come Spring, Victoria adds a choice few attractions to its list of things to see and do – and this is definitely one of them!

People from all over town flock to Beach Drive to take a peek at what has become known as the ‘Tulip House’.

According to owner Janet Fleming, they’ve planted a whopping 12,000 tulips this year – up from 10,000 last year – and the property has reached its maximum capacity.

“We added more variety than we ever did before. We had daffodils in some of the areas last year and this year we put everything into tulips,” Fleming told Victoria Buzz.

It all started in 1992 with a small bed of tulips, and a little comment from a husband to a wife: “wouldn’t it be nice if there were more of them?”

Tulips bloom starting around mid-April and last longer when there is a cooler Spring season. This year’s uncharacteristically late cool spring weather has kept these flowers alive longer than they usually are.

With the weather warming up over the next few weeks, this may be your last chance to catch a glimpse of Oak Bay’s famous Tulip House in full bloom, located on the corner of Beach and Dalhousie.

In case you can’t make it down there yourself, enjoy these snapshots by Victoria Buzz photographer Colin Smith:

(Photo by Colin Smith)
(Photo by Colin Smith)
(Photo by Colin Smith)
(Photo by Colin Smith)
(Photo by Colin Smith)

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