WATCH: A beloved Victoria summer tradition is in full bloom as the city’s iconic hanging baskets are installed
Three city crews were busy hanging the lush baskets from lamp posts around the city Monday.
They are a tradition that dates back eight decades to 1937.
The city parks administrator at the time, Herb Warren, introduced the baskets to commemorate the city’s 75th anniversary of incorporation.
The baskets, which can weigh over 20 kilograms when they’re fully grown, feature about two dozen different plants and flowers.
Some are designed for shade, some for sun.
More than 1300 baskets were hung today.
The city makes about 1450 so it has spares for any that dry out or get stolen.
The colourful additions to Victoria’s streets will remain in place until the third week in September.