2018 Spring Flower Show and Tea

will be held on May 26, 2018

(stay tuned for more details)


The 2017 Flower Show and Tea was held on Saturday, June 3rd.

Thank you Willie Harvie for these images of the event.

Cut Flower Division

General Images

Decorative, Plants & Photos

CLICK to view the 2017 poster and information about the show.

Here is the 2017 Spring Show Schedule

You can scroll through this PDF.  To pop it out for closeup viewing or printing, simply click in the upper right hand corner.


  CLICK for a handy guide to Interpreting the Show Schedule


CLICK to Print Entry Forms


A Special Thank You to these local businesses who contributed door prizes in support of this community event!


Meet our Guest Speaker: Andrea Strachan Andrea began studying floristry in 2010, after a lengthy career in the culinary arts. Enchanted by European design, she enrolled in the European Master Certification (EMC) program, led by Hitomi Gilliam (Vancouver) and Tomas de Bruyne (Belgium). She earned her EMC certification in 2012 and continues with the program in a leadership capacity as it grows internationally. She has been fortunate to work with and under many acclaimed designers worldwide, and is an active teacher, mentor, demonstrator and dreamer. Andrea works for Brown's the Florist in Victoria BC, and in her spare time also works for the United Way assisting seniors.

And Congratulations to the  2017 Winners!


Flower Show – open to everyone

The Flower Show provides an opportunity to display and view examples of the many beautiful flowers and plants grown in the Valley, as well as floral designs and garden photographs. This is an open show, and all entries are welcome. There is no entry fee. The Spring Show Schedule provides all of the details needed to prepare and stage exhibits for entry, including Entry Classes, Show Rules, Show Tips, Definitions, and a summary of Trophies and Awards. Blank Entry Forms can also be printed by clicking HERE. Judging is done by members of the Vancouver Island Horticultural Judging Group.
CLICK for Diane McAmmond's tips for Transporting and Staging Entries CLICK for Ellen McEwan's notes on Conditioning Garden Flowers CLICK for Esther Craig’s notes on How to Interpret the Title: Decorative Classes CLICK for Joyce Gammie's tips on Working with the Show Schedule

We invite and welcome entries from the public to all competitive classes of the Flower Show. There is no charge to enter. Please review the schedule and if you have any questions, please send an email or phone the convener.

cvgcspringshow@gmail.com phone number  250-246-4291 Don  or 250-748-4665 Dave


 History of the Event 

The Cowichan Valley Garden Club’s first Spring Flower Show took place in 1960, and annual spring flower shows and plant sales have been held in different forms and at many different locations in Duncan ever since. For 2015, it was decided to hold two separate events, The Plant Sale on April 11th., and the Flower Show on May 30th. The Show and Sale has been the Club’s major annual public event, anticipated and attended by gardeners and plant lovers throughout the Cowichan Valley and beyond. Last year, more than 50 Club members volunteered to make the Show a success. The Flower Show provides an opportunity to display and view examples of the many beautiful flowers and plants grown in the Valley, as well as floral designs and garden photographs. This is an open show, and all entries are welcome. There is no entry fee. The Schedule for the Spring Show, provides all of the details needed to prepare and stage exhibits for entry. Judging is done by members of the Vancouver Island Horticultural Judging Group.
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