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Peony Festival flower in bloom

Welcome to the 10th Annual Peony Festival!

Event Dates/Times/Location

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 155 Arena Street (at Adelaide)

Schedule - Saturday

  • 11:00 a.m. - Official Opening and Peony Show Grand Champion, Arena
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Ontario Region Judged Peony Show, Matsuyama Bonsai Society Display, Art Competition, Free Photo Booth, Arena
  • 11:30 a.m. - Chinese Traditional Music, Garden
  • 1:00 p.m. - Ken Brown "Peony 101", Arena
  • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Kim & Company, Garden
  • 2:30 p.m. - Cristina Da Silva "Stay-at-Home Peonies Need Good Soil Foundation", Arena

Schedule - Sunday

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Ontario Region Judged Peony Show, Matsuyama Bonsai Society Display, Art Competition, Free Photo Booth, Arena
  • 11:30 a.m. - Chinese Dance & Tai Chi, Garden
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lana Taylor-Mills " A Passion for Peonies" , Arena
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Kim & Company, Garden
  • 2:30 p.m. - Ken Brown "Vertical Vegetable Gardening" , Arena         

PeoniesArtists in the Park

  • 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
  • Vote for your favourite artwork in the Art Competition in the Arena

Culinary

  • A variety of local food vendors offer a wide selection of choices

Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens

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
  • Memorial Trees
  • 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

Contact

For more information please contact:

Rose Mary Mason
905-438-3146
rmason@oshawa.ca