Ruby Hunt celebrates the arrival of spring with a walk through the daffodil fields of the Warmerdam family farm in Bradner. The annual Bradner Flower Show returns this weekend

Ruby Hunt celebrates the arrival of spring with a walk through the daffodil fields of the Warmerdam family farm in Bradner. The annual Bradner Flower Show returns this weekend

Bradner’s Golden Glow

  • Apr. 6, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Did you know that it takes seven years to develop a new variety of daffodil? How do they get the pollen off a bee? How does your garden actually grow? Find out at the 83rd annual Bradner Flower Show.

Bradner is celebrating the Year of Science and have partnered with the Year of Science initiative and the province of British Columbia to bring you one of the best and most entertaining shows ever held. Science can be interesting as well as fun and Flower Show organizers are using the show as a tool to explore the science of growing.

The 83rd annual Bradner Flower Show takes place from April 8 to 10. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Admission is $2.

The opening ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. on Friday with Global TV meteorologist Mark Madryga, MP Ed Fast, Mayor George Peary and councillors, the Bradner elementary hand bell choir, and the Bradner May Queen and princesses.

Science World presentations, focusing on the science of growing, are at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Rick Hansen school students help kids make a seed pot, which they can take home.

Every day Mike Campbell of Campbell’s Gold will be on hand with a fun and entertaining talk about pollination and the important role that bees play in our gardens. There is also Bert the Mole Man, University of the Fraser Valley’s Tom Baumann, Ron Marchuk of Kwantlen Polytechnic, Chris Bodnar of Glen Valley Organic Farm, and many more.

The full schedule is available online at www.bradnerflowershow.com

For more information, call 604-856-8441 or email bfs@gardener.com