Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Québec Peony Society

Québec Peony Society
&
Botanical Garden Van den Hende

June 16-17, 2012 

ENVIROTRON PAVILLON
2480 Boulevard Hochelaga
Québec, QC

Saturday, June 16

08:00-12:00   Registration of peonies
13:00             Festival Opening
14:00             Conference & Honorary Presidential Opening
15:00             Visits to the Van den Hende Gardens (4)
Presentation: New Peony Trends
 (Serge Fafard & Rock Giguère)

   Sunday, June 17 

10:00         Opening
11:00         Workshops & Judging of photos
13:00         Visits to Van den Hende Garden
14:30         Conferences & Workshops
 (hybridizer Léo-François Tremblay
15:00         Tabulation of Public Votes
15:30         Announcement of prize winners
17:00         Closing of Festival

  •  8 categories of peonies: single, semi-double, Japanese,
    double-bomb, Itoh, shrub, fragrant, new category – Québec hybrids
  •  4 garden visits to private gardens throughout Saturday and Sunday
  •  Presentation of diplomas to university students by the Rector of the University with a vin d’honneur and Charlevoix veal canapés
  •  Presentation of new Osiris peonies - John Gomery, Tomy et Van den Hende and 10 others (July 6, 2012)
  • Launch of a project – 16 cities planting 60 peonies each
  • More than 40 exhibitors selling plants and artists working on canvass   
  • Presentations by cities for the Festival 2013 (la Beauce by Claude Quirion & Rosemère by Monique Keurentjeis) 

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