Spring on Vancouver Island means flowers are in bloom!

One plant in particular in the Town of Ladysmith has gained international attention. The more-than-a-century-old shrub, known to locals as “Lady Cynthia,” has attracted international acclaim after being listed as one of the most beautiful trees in the world by a number of online publications last year (even though it’s not technically a tree). This massive rhododendron has been blooming on the same hilltop since 1889.

For most of the year, Lady Cynthia just looks like a large, green shrub. But, for approximately two weeks in early May, the rhodo becomes a remarkable sight once it is in full bloom. Now that it’s blooming again, the Town of Ladysmith, B.C., located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is preparing for another influx of tourists.

Tourists visiting Ladysmith can also enjoy beach combing, hiking trails and the historic downtown, all of which are stunning in the spring sunshine! Residents of Ladysmith enjoy all of this beauty and more, year-round.

Establish your own roots at the Gales in Ladysmith and plant your own spring garden with a view of the ocean.

These new luxury townhomes at The Gales offer spacious designs and luxury finishings. Large balconies and patios offer sunny ocean and mountain views. Unit 17 is new a 2,600 sq. ft. 3-bedroom home currently listed for sale at $649,900.