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Art in Bloom 2004 – The Eternal Garden

February 17, 2004 - February 17, 2004

Just in time for the Victoria Flower Count, come and enjoy five straight days celebrating what Victoria is famous for?its gardens and flowers?and help the Art Gallery grow funds for its exceptional programming!


Floral Design Exhibition

Floral Design is taken to the next level during Art In Bloom. Twenty-seven exquisite works from the Art Gallery?s impressive permanent collection inspire twenty-nine local floral designers to create their own floral works of art. You will be amazed at the degree to which floral design can go! See floral interpretations of paintings by Lawren S. Harris, Emily Carr and Maxwell Bates among other greats, sculptures and prints both ancient and contemporary and fine pieces from the Gallery?s Decorative Arts collection. This astounding exhibition is included in your Art In Bloom admission. A self-guided tour map is available at reception.

Silent Auction

From garden sheers to weekend getaways to garden-inspired artwork, you?ll find it all at the extensive Silent Auction, running the entire five days of Art In Bloom. Peruse the auction catalogue available at reception and stake your claim on any of over 120 gorgeous items from some of the finest local businesses, individuals and artists. All proceeds from the Silent Auction directly support the exceptional programming at the Art Gallery.

The Eternal Garden Lecture Series

Art In Bloom presents experts from near and far to give you the lowdown on what?s hot in the gardening realm. Lecture ticket prices include Art In Bloom general admission. Evening lecture ticket prices also include following receptions, where you can mingle with other green thumbs over a drink and a nibble. Please see events schedule below for details.


The Art Gallery brings in master gardeners, designers and artisans to demonstrate their crafts. These talented folk are on hand to show you the tricks behind the trade and to answer all those puzzling questions: ?How do I keep my orchid happy??; ?How do I safely keep the bugs out of my garden??; ?What is a Hypertufa pot?? Learn something new every day! Demonstrations are included in Art In Bloom admission. Please see events schedule below for details.

Daily Tours of a National Winter Garden Treasure
Tours leave the Art Gallery daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm (pre-registration is required)
Ticket price: $20.00 (includes transportation and general admission)

Climb aboard the shuttle bus and relax as Master Gardeners prepare you for an extraordinary experience?a tour through Canada?s most impressive winter garden, right here on Vancouver Island. The Doris Page Winter Garden, at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich, has over 500 different plants, perennials, shrubs and trees, all specifically chosen for their ability to be appealing during the winter seaso

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