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Colwood crowned ‘Bloomingest Community’ in Greater Victoria’s 47th annual Flower Count

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The results are in!

Colwood has been crowned the “Bloomingest Community” in Greater Victoria, with an incredible 9.64 billion blooms reported in the region.

The 47th annual Flower Count celebration kicked off March 9th, and for one week residents of Greater Victoria counted all the blossoms they could see in and around their neighbourhood. 

Every year, participants are given guides on approximately how many blooms are on various trees and bushes and tally sheets are provided, allowing individuals and families an easy way to keep track of what they see. 

Results are then reported to Flower Count Headquarters and areas around Greater Victoria are ranked by their blossoms!

The goal of the 2022 event was to spread cheer to the residents of Greater Victoria and encourage them to stop and count the flowers while out in their communities. 

This year, Colwood topped the list with 9.64 billion blooms. Saanich came in second with 9.25 billion, North Saanich with 8.12 billion and Victoria with 1.4 billion.

Last year, Highlands won with a whopping 30 billion blooms!

To help the rest of Canada during this time of challenges, Flower Count is also using this year’s count to share a virtual bouquet with the rest of Canada.

“Spring is coming soon and with it a season of rejuvenation.”

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