Garden Events: Rose Show, Art in the Garden and Pride of PoCo


We’re finally getting some summer weather here in the Tri-Cities, and gardens throughout the region are soaking up some sun. If you have a soft spot in your heart for beautiful green spaces, you may want to check out these three events happening in our own backyard.

Rose Show and Festival 2012

The Fraser Pacific Rose Society is presenting their annual Rose Show and Festival at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm and Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 11:00am-4:00pm. This year’s theme is A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Roses. See hundreds of roses in vases, bowls, and baskets. Artistic categories will feature floral arrangements by some of BC’s leading floral designers on display along with exhibits in the newest show category – photography. As well, the public is invited to help judge the People’s Choice Awards for most fragrant rose, best floral design and best commercial exhibitor. Roses will be for sale throughout the festival and at the end of the show all the exhibit cut roses will be available for purchase. Floral theme crafters will also be on site offering unique one of a kind items with partial donations going to support the show. Tickets are $3.00 at the door, and kids get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Pride of PoCo Garden Awards

Port Coquitlam prides itself on being a beautiful city. Much of the credit goes to the city’s residents, who create beautiful gardens around their homes and businesses. The PoCo Garden Club and the City of Port Coquitlam encourage greater and more imaginative use of flowers and other plants to make the community even more beautiful. Each year, the Pride of PoCo Garden Awards recognize those who beautify their community through the use of plants, flowers and other landscape materials. If you know a Port Coquitlam resident or business who is doing their part to make Port Coquitlam even more beautiful, you can nominate them for a Pride of PoCo Garden Award. The nominating deadline has been extended until July 13, 2012, so there’s still time. Check out the Pride of PoCo website for full details.

Port Moody Arts Centre Society’s Art in the Garden Tour

Nature unites with artistic talent in the first ever Art in the Garden Tour, combining beautiful gardens with visual art and live music to create a unique event celebrating art and nature. The event runs on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 9:00am to 4:00m at various locations in Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Nine private gardens will be open for self-guided tours, as they host local artists, artisans and musicians. In addition, a free Art and Garden Fair will be held on the Port Moody Arts Centre grounds from 10:00am to 4:00pm, featuring a variety of exhibits, an open photo contest and a range of silent auction items. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at the Port Moody Arts Centre, Art Knapp, Backyard Bird Centre and Thrifty Foods in Suter Brook Village.

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