Castlegar Peony Show
June 15 & 16
2018 Castlegar Peony Show!
As always, this is an amateur show open to everyone! There will be entries accepted on June 15, with judging, seminars, and show open on the 16th, and a self-guided Garden tour on the 17th.
Please consider asking a friend to enter some buds, just to get involved and have some fun with a great community of garden enthusiasts.
FRIDAY JUNE 15th
Floral Entries 3pm - 7pm
Please see our page on this website 'How to enter your Peonies' for further information, or see below for a printable copy. If anything is unclear, there will be volunteers on hand to help you enter your blooms. Have fun!
SATURDAY JUNE 16th
Show opens: 1pm - 7pm. This is a free show, open to the public! In the morning the judging is completed, and at the 1pm opening, all the prize blooms will have their ribbons awarded.
'Chop Box' Floral Design: 2pm
Have fun creating a Peony Design using materials from a Chop Box. You have 30 minutes to create and all the materials are in the box. Prizes awarded for top three designs. Cost $25. Limited to 15 participants. Cash or Cheque only. Please pre-register with Janice Ferraro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ikebana Demonstration: 3pm
Design Demonstration: The art of Japanese Flower Arrangement promoting health and well being.
Blooms for Sale: 6:30pm sale of available blooms to the public. Only $1 a stem
SUNDAY JUNE 17th: Garden tour of local peony gardens: this is a self-guided and free event.
Self Guided Peony Tour, Sunday June 17th
For a printed copy:
Castlegar Peony Show 2018
Self-guided tour of Peony Gardens
SUNDAY, June 17th only. 10 to 4pm
You are invited to visit these gardens:
Doukhobor Discovery Centre-112 Heritage Way, across from the Castlegar Airport. The Peony Gardens in the front courtyard have been gifted by the Castlegar group of the Canadian Peony Society. The first garden, from Indian Head SK Agricultural Farm, donated by Prairie Peony Society, Regina, SK (2015). The second raised bed, peonies from Whitney’s Back Acre, McLure, BC donated by Kalawsky GM (2016). The third collection facing the sun along the brick wall were donated by Dutch Girl Peonies (2017). The Castlegar Communities in Bloom team have planted all these peonies.
Kat & Bruce Enns, 602 Tamarack St. A significant collection of approximately 120 peonies. This garden won the Home Builders Best Backyard in Canada prize in 2016. This is your chance to see how they have capitalized on their beautiful location to create a peaceful and botanically interesting haven. Kudos for all that hard work we know went into creating this garden.
Dutch Girl Peony Farm, 5254 Queen Victoria Road, Beasley, BC. Turn off Highway 3A onto Beasley Road West east of the Beasley Fire Hall. At the top of that short hill, make a sharp right turn onto Queen Victoria Road. Please proceed to the second entrance, the Dutch Girl Peony sign beckons you. An impressive selection of potted peonies for sale and Peony Gardens to tour. Excellent quality, stock and service.
Michael Wicks, 4260 Kays Rd, Blewett, BC 250-509-0064. We recommended to park at cul-de-sac at the gate, and walk about .5 km. Garden to the left down grassy lane. Disabled only, may be driven further. Lovely collection of peonies, specialty collection of trees, the perfume of lilac and roses - most enjoyable.
T&G Genelle Bed & Breakfast and Genelle Travel, 327- 15 Ave, Genelle, BC 250-693-2489. Mature peonies along the south border and a new peony bed installed spring 2018 beside the greenhouse and back patio. This delightful location is a popular bed and breakfast, and has been the scene of some beautiful weddings.
Holly Pender-Love, 231 Currie St. Turn left at Tunnel Pub, two blocks past Korpack. This small peony garden surrounds the house and holds about 40 different peonies, early, mid and late blooming.