Bradner Flower Show returns with ‘Gourmet in the Garden’ theme

The annual show, running April 13-15, features guest chefs Caren McSherry and Nathan Fong.

The 84th annual Bradner Flower Show starts today (Friday, April 13), and organizers are planning new attractions for the event.

The theme is “Gourmet in the Garden,” and along with the hundreds of varieties of daffodils, tulips and other flowers the show is known for, this year’s event will feature presentations from chefs and local winemakers.

The show will officially open Friday at 2 p.m. to the music of the Bradner Elementary Hand Bell Choir, and a presentation by Caren McSherry, who is an author, chef, and a regular on Global TV and CKNW radio.

Saturday will feature demos from Mt. Lehman Winery, Lotusland Vineyards, Seasonal Experience and Brambles Bistro.

Sunday will see chef Nathan Fong, a food columnist and TV personality, cooking up something special at 2 p.m.

There will also be lots to see and buy under Bradner Elementary’s covered area, and in the school’s gymnasium there will be be a huge variety of items on display and for sale.

New this year will be a competition for artists. Flower show guests will be given a ballot and will be able to vote for their favourite painting. The work of art chosen as “fan favourite” will be awarded a prize.

As usual, the tea room will feature soups, sandwiches and goodies.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase must-have plants for your flower beds and gardens, with a large and varied supply from local nurseries.

The Bradner Flower Show takes place on April 13, 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Bradner Hall and School, 5303 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford. Admission is still $2.

For more info call 604-856-8441 or visit www.bradnerflowershow.com.