Bradner Flower Show returns for 86th year

The annual event takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Bradner community of Abbotsford.

Katie Hughes of White Rock examines one of the many displays during last year's Bradner Flower Show. The annual event takes place this Friday

Katie Hughes of White Rock examines one of the many displays during last year's Bradner Flower Show. The annual event takes place this Friday

The 86th annual Bradner Flower Show takes place April 11 to 13 at Bradner Hall and Bradner Elementary (5350 Bradner Rd.).

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Guest of honour Ciscoe Morris officially opens the show, which this year has a theme of “Tea Time in Bradner,” at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Morris is the gardening expert for KING 5 TV in Seattle, and appears weekly on “Gardening With Ciscoe” and “New Day Northwest.”

He also has a radio show on KIRO FM and is a gardening columnist for the Seattle Times.

On Saturday, the show features Chef Adrian Beaty of Seasonal 56; Chef Mark Hills, who specializes in exotic fare and has appeared many times on Global TV; and demos from Lotusland Vineyards and Campbell’s Gold.

The presentations on Sunday include Bert the Moleman, Jeremy Pitchford of Glen Valley Organic Farm speaking about growing organically, and Tim Garofano of Say It With Cake.

Throughout the weekend, there will be musical entertainment, crafts, artists, unusual varieties of plants, and hundreds of varieties of daffodils.

Homemade goodies will be available from the tea room, along with soups and sandwiches.

Admission is $2. Proceeds from cut-flower sales will benefit Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.