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B.C. Peony Show coming to Castlegar

Event will take place June 16 - 18, locals encouraged to enter blooms
The peony show is a joy for contestants and visitors. Photo: Betsy Kline

The BC Yukon Peony Show will be taking place in Castlegar June 16 - 18.

Castlegar has been host to the B.C./Yukon show many times in the last eight years and even hosted the Canadian National show in 2019, but took a break due to COVID. Now the show is back at the Sandman Hotel and includes an opportunity to tour local peony grower Dutch Girl Peony Farm.

Area residents are invited to enter their best peony blooms in the competition that will be judged by show visitors.

“This is for every ordinary gardener,” says organizer Holly Pender-Love. “I remember being shy at first, but please consider cutting a few peonies and storing them in the fridge to bring that day, or cut some fresh, if you still have some in mid June.”

The more peonies, the better — so bring whatever variety you have and don’t feel like it has to be a perfect bloom. Visitors love seeing all the amazing types and colours of flowers on display during the show.

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Blooms should be brought to the Sandman Hotel on Friday, June 16 between 2 - 7 p.m. or on Saturday, June 17 between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The show will be open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on June 17 and from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on June 18.

Peony plants will be on sale (cash only) throughout the show. After the show closes on June 18, remaining blooms will be sold for $2 a bloom starting at 2:30 p.m.

On Sunday, June 18, Dutch Girl Peonies will be offering farm tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tickets and information can be found at

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Betsy Kline

About the Author: Betsy Kline

After spending several years as a freelance writer for the Castlegar News, Betsy joined the editorial staff as a reporter in March of 2015. In 2020, she moved into the editor's position.
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