Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An Extravaganza of Peonies in Ottawa

Jean Pigott Place at Ottawa’s City Hall will be ablaze with beauty on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday June 7th when the Canadian Peony Society (CPS) holds its annual show. Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa and the Honorary Patron for the event, will open the show on Saturday at 1pm. The event runs until 4pm on Saturday and re-opens Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The public is invited to come and see this free exhibit of hundreds of peony blooms in a magnificent range of colours.
Gardeners are also invited to enter some of their favourite garden peony flowers in the judged competition, which, being national, will draw exhibitors from across the country. Set-up for the show begins Friday evening at 5pm and continues Saturday morning until 10am, when judging will begin.
On Saturday afternoon, talks on peonies will be given by Marilyn Light and Nathalie Chaly. Visits to the peony garden at the Central Experimental Farm and the historical Maplelawn walled garden are also planned. A silent auction of choice peony roots will also take place throughout the show.
For more information on the show visit the CPS website (www.peony.ca) or the CPS Blog (http://canadianpeonysociety.blogspot.com), or contact Blaine Marchand at blainemarchand@hotmail.com.

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