2019 MPS Annual Peony Show “An Explosion of Peonies”
Saturday, June 8, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Bachman’s Heritage Room
Bachmans on Lyndale
6010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Don’t miss the region’s largest peony show. From the latest intersectional “Itoh” hybrids to traditional, fragrant favorites, there will be hundreds of peonies to view. Singles, doubles and bombs and all colors from white, dozens of shades of pink and red and the deepest burgundy, not to mention corals and head-turning yellows. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of peonies that grow in gardens here in Minnesota. Members will be on hand to answer your questions about our favorite flower, the peony.
Set up and Entry Times:
Set up starts at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 7th at Bachman’s on Lyndale
Specimen and artistic entries are accepted Friday 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
Judging of flowers and designs are from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. MPS will have a selection of peony flowers to use for your Artistic Design or bring your own.
Space is limited and it can get busy Saturday morning. It is recommended to use the time on Friday for as much prep as possible.
New and Coming!
There are a few new changes to the schedule this year. A species class was added and the Woody section was modified to include the varied colors and align to the specimen nomenclature. The novice class formerly allowed unidentified peonies to be entered but now there is a separate class for these instead.
Starting in 2020 we will have a photo section added. Start taking pictures this year to enter your photos in 2020. See the following schedule for all the details and the artistic section names for the 2019 show “An Explosion of Peonies”.