The Victoria Park, so named in celebration of the Queen’s 60th coronation jubilee in 1897, is usually in full and glorious bloom between March and May, and again in August and September. Maintained by the city’s Municipal Council, the Park is also a popular birdwatching spot frequented by local birds, such as three endemics – the Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka White-eye and Scimitar Babbler -- and other beauties like the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch and the Paradise Flycatcher. Winter migrants including the Pied Thrush, Forest Wagtail, Indian Pitta, Indian Blue Robin, and Kashmir Flycatcher are recurrent visitors to the gardens. Even the endangered endemic, the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush (also known as the Arrenga), has been occasionally seen minding its own business in the golf course area. In general, Nuwara Eliya is a wonderful area for birding, with 25 of the 33 endemic species, including many of the rarest, being recorded here. The highlight of the “Nuwara Eliya Season” is, however, an extraordinary Flower Show, featuring horticultural marvels and floral arrangements that take place each April at this 27-acre park.