Peony Festival - Program
Welcome to the 9th Annual Peony Festival!
- Saturday, June 8, 2013: 10am to 4pm
- Sunday, June 9, 2013: 10am to 4pm
- 155 Arena Street (at Adelaide)
Schedule - Saturday
- 11:00am Arena Stage: Official Opening
- 11:30am Arena Stage: Joe & Hazel Cook, "Peony Planting: When, Where & How"
- 11:30am Garden Stage: Chinese Cultural Performance - musical entertainment
- 1:00 pm to 4:00pm Garden Stage: Brian Rose Band - on the hour
- 1:00pm Arena Stage: Marjorie Mason, "Peony Companions"
- 2:30pm Arena Stage: Ken Brown, "The Three Tenors + One" (Iris, Peonies, Daylilies & Lilies)
Schedule - Sunday
- 11:30am Arena Stage: Kristin McCrea, "Photography as a Garden Tool"
- 11:30am Garden Stage: Chinese Cultural Performance- Dance & Tai Chi
- 1:00pm to 4:00pm Garden Stage: Brian Rose Band - on the hour
- 1:00pm Arena Stage: Veronica Sliva, "Lessons Learned from Great Ontario Gardens"
- 2:30pm Arena Stage: Beth Cook , "The Perfect Perennial: Maximizing Peonies in Your Garden"
- 300 varieties of Peonies, many in bloom in the gardens
- Over 100 cut blooms in the arena for the Ontario Peony Society's judged flower show
- Advice and demonstrations regarding peony seeds, planting, maintenance, varieties and nurseries
Art & Music
- Matsuyama Bonsai Society Annual Show in the arena
- A diverse selection of Artists in the Park displaying and selling art works and merchandise in all mediums
- Light Jazz in the afternoons on the Garden Stage
- Chinese Cultural Performances
- Enter the Photo Contest to win fabulous prizes
- A variety of local food vendors offer a wide selection of choices
Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
- Lilac and Hosta collections
- Accessible water feature surrounded by rock gardens
- Oshawa Garden Club Gazebo and Rotary Bridge featuring metalwork by regional artist James Pronk
- Annual display beds
- Plaqued Tree Collection
- Trails along the Oshawa Creek Valley
- And the newest addition, the Memory Garden, comprised of a garden gateway, tree lined walkways, a central gathering area, and fall display gardens. The Memory Garden provides a formal gathering space, opportunities for passive recreation as well as commemorative benches and dedicated trees
For more information please contact:
Rose Mary Mason