Mar 17, 2022


VICTORIA, B.C. – The 47th edition of the Greater Victoria Flower Count ended on March 16, 2022. Community and elementary school engagement were strong with 27,875,292,158 blossoms counted over the week-long event.

This is a massive bouquet Greater Victorians are sending to the rest of Canada as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease and people begin to travel again.

The winner of “Bloomingest” community this year is Colwood, with a total of 9.64 billion blossoms counted. The runner-up community this year is Saanich, with 9.25 billion blossoms counted.

Elementary school participation is a major component of Greater Victoria Flower Count. This year’s winning elementary school class is Ms. Ashley Close’s class at Prospect Lake Elementary School in Saanich. Ms. Close’s class counted 2.51 billion blossoms. Each student has won an individual pass to Malahat SkyWalk. Winners of the photo contest draw will be notified by end of day Thursday, March 17, 2022.


“Congratulations to Colwood and Ms. Ashley Close’s class on winning this year’s Greater Victoria Flower Count,” said Paul Nursey – CEO, Destination Greater Victoria. “This was a special flower count for the visitor economy. We are welcoming back visitors with open arms and want them to enjoy everything Greater Victoria has to offer. This includes our numerous flowers and gardens.”

“It was great to see our community come together for another successful Greater Victoria Flower Count,” said Bruce Williams – CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “The blooms were out and residents responded by submitting their counts from across the region. Congratulations to Colwood and Ms. Ashley Close and thank you to our sponsors and prize donors for making it such a great event.”

“Colwood is blooming proud!” said Colwood Mayor Rob Martin. “We’ll be planting a new cherry tree to celebrate our amazing community and the balmy climate we are blessed to enjoy here so that we can continue our (blossom counting) winning ways in the future.”

Sponsorship and Support

The 47th Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count is proudly sponsored and supported by Destination Greater Victoria, The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Gardens BC, Black Press, Used Victoria, CHEK, John Overall, Ocean 98.5, The Gardens at HCP, and Malahat SkyWalk.

Destination Greater Victoria

(Greater Victoria Visitors and Convention Bureau) is our region’s official, not-for-profit destination marketing organization working in partnership with nearly 1,000 businesses and municipalities in Greater Victoria.

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

(The Chamber) has served Greater Victoria since 1863 by working together to build good business and great community through advocacy, networking, professional development, and innovative services as changing times require. In 2020, the Chamber Champions initiative added a powerful resource to provide leadership and guidance to our organization.

Current Champions are: Big Wheel Burger, CHEK News, CIBC, Kinetic Construction, Knappett Projects, MNP, RBC, Seaspan, TELUS, and the University of Victoria. Find out more at


Media Contact

Matthew Holme
Manager of Corporate Communications and Destination Management
Destination Greater Victoria
778 871-2545

Jim Zeeben
Communications and Project Manager
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
250 360-3471