2023 Canadian Peony Society National Show – June 9-11, Oshawa, Ontario



Celebrating 25 years of peonies in Canada

Our 25th Anniversary Committee will present an amazing overview of the society, including many facets that are perhaps unknown to our members, by interviewing past presidents, volunteers, lifetime members, hybridizers, vendors, growers, and collectors past and present to hear how they all interconnect to support the CPS today.


You’re invited - this year we are going back to a live show!

Friday June 9
Peony bloom drop off, Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens Arena

Meet and Greet Reception, Legends of Fazio Restaurant, Oshawa - Cash bar, light snacks, dinner menu available.

Saturday June 10
Peony Bloom drop off, Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens Arena

Peony Show Judging, Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens Arena

Peony Show Open - Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens Arena

Guest speakers, Oshawa Convention Centre, Richmond Hall

Reception, Oshawa Convention Centre - Cash bar, light snacks

Annual General Meeting, Oshawa Convention Centre

Dinner, Oshawa Convention Centre

Auction, Oshawa Convention Centre

Sunday June 11
National Peony Show Open, Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens

Self Driving Garden Tours, Oshawa area

National Peony Show Registration

June 9-11, 2023
Oshawa, Ontario


Add these dates to your calendar so you do not miss out on our peony specialist talks.
You must be a member to participate.

Hazel and Joe Cook

Celebrating 29 Years of Growing Excellence with Joe & Hazel Cook of Blossom Hill Nursery
Feb 11, 2023 8:00 a.m. Vancouver

Piet Wierstra

How to Grow Peonies for Cut Flowers
Mar 11, 2023 11:30 a.m. Vancouver

Nicholas Maycher

Develop a Perfect Memory: Photography & Peony Gardening
Mar 26, 2023 9:30 a.m. Vancouver

Dr. Patricia Holloway

Adventures in Peony Gardening & Farming in Alaska
Apr 23, 2023 11:30 a.m. Vancouver


Local and Regional Events Happening Across Canada

June 16-18, 2023
Castlegar Peony Show
Sandman Hotel, Castlegar, BC
Contact: Holly Pender-Love 250-368-6228 hplove8@telus.net

June 17 -18, 2023
Quebec Peony Society Show
Parc Marie-Victorin, Longueuil, QC

June 24-25, 2023
The 2023 Prairie Peony Society show will be held at the Cathedral Community Centre in Regina on June 24-25. The address is 2900 - 13th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan. Judging Categories will include NOID cultivars, most fragrant peony (as judged by the public), species, herbaceous hybrids, lactifloras and woody peonies, as well as floral displays, goblets, bowls and photographs. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the public with entries.

2023 CPS Root Sale

Get Into Helping with the 2023 CPS Root Sale

One of our popular fundraisers will be celebrated in a slightly different way this year. We are asking every member to donate a root, whether one of your own or to purchase from a vendor. You may also donate a gift card. Lindsay Andreasen, our root coordinator, is hopeful that those who have not donated before will participate in making this a huge success. All donors will be recognized with a special 25th anniversary donor certificate. Contact Lindsay at lmandreasen@hotmail.com

2023 CPS Seed Exchange

Watch for the 2023 Seed List to be circulated in April.

2023 CPS Lifetime Achievement Award


Purpose of the Award

To recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Society’s activities

Award Criteria

Individuals nominated must have given of themselves to promote the Peony in any combination of the following ways:

  • ambassador
  • author
  • editor
  • grower
  • hybridizer
  • board member
  • donation of roots to gardens which are open to the public
  • organizer of major society activities
  • member in good standing

Nomination Process

  • Any member of the Society may nominate any other member of CPS by writing a letter to the board outlining the reasons for the nomination.
  • The deadline for this year’s nominations is April 15, 2023
  • Submit nominations to Awards Committee c/o Darlene Kalawsky at darlene@kalawsky.com

Who We Are

We are a Society dedicated to the growth and development of Peonies. We are always looking for new members and enthusiasts to join the Society, so join us and come and share your passion!

Support The Society

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Contact Info

Canadian Peony Society
4338 Line 26
St. Pauls, ON N0K 1V0