Peony show comes to Castlegar

the upcoming B.C./Yukon 2015 Peony Show will be in Castlegar BC on June 27 and 28, 2015

  • Dec. 4, 2014 11:00 a.m.

This Adrienne Clarkson Peony was donated to the City of Castlegar by the Canadian Peony Society. Castlegar will host the B.C. /Yukon 2015 Peony Show on June 27 and 28.

The Canadian Peony Society (CPS) has donated a rare Adrienne Clarkson Peony to the Castlegar Station Museum Garden, in honour of the upcoming B.C./Yukon 2015 Peony Show.

This show will be in Castlegar BC on June 27 and 28, 2015.

Holly Pender-Love, CPS co-director of the B.C./Yukon Region explains, “this special peony was developed by Maurice Menard  of Laval, Quebec, in recognition of Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. This peony may be seen in the gardens at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.”

“We are deeply honored to receive this donation, for the City of Castlegar.”

The Castlegar Peony show committee encourages gardeners, florists and growers alike to enter blooms in the show.

Peony entries will be judged by Carol and Jim Adelman of Salem, Oregon. Carol is President of the Pacific Northwest Peony Society, a director of the American Peony Society, and grows peonies commercially at Adelman Peony Gardens. They have consistently won the coveted American Peony Society’s Best of Show eight times in the last 11 years.

Carol will be speaking at the Castlegar Peony Show   at the Castlegar Community Complex on June 27.

Tickets will be available locally and online.

“Carol is very active in Peony circles worldwide and we are very fortunate to have a judge of this calibre coming to Castlegar,” stated show chairperson, Pender-Love. “We  are looking forward to a great weekend .”

This special event is sponsored by the Canadian Peony Society, Castlegar Communities in Bloom and the Castlegar Garden Club.

For more information please contact Holly Pender-Love at  or (250) 368-6228 or Adriana Work at or (250) 359-7142. You can also visit the Dutch Girl Peonies website at


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