This is the weekend that the incredibly popular Burnaby Blooms festival
will take place. This is the festival formerly known as the Rhododendron Festival, or more affectionately, the Rhodo Fest.
The festival has been re-imagined but will once again take place at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. The focal point of the festival will, as always, be the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
The Rhodo Fest has been “re-imagined” and renamed as “Burnaby Blooms” and is now a spectacular two-day celebration of all things floral.
The main attraction for this year’s event is Fleurs de Villes Jardin, featuring life-size ladies decorated with fresh flowers, plants and foliage. Attendees can vote for their favourite for a chance to win great prizes.
Other attractions include:
- Burnaby Eco-Sculptures
- Floral Installations
- Workshops and Tours
- Market Vendors, and
Of course even though the Rhodo Festival has been re-imagined and rebranded as Burnaby Blooms, the ever popular plant sale and auction hosted by the Burnaby Rhododendron and Garden Society will still be part of the new Burnaby Blooms festival.
Coinciding with this weekend’s Burnaby Blooms Festival is the season opening of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Two upcoming “events” for the Burnaby Village Museum are the Mother’s Day and Victoria Day festivities .
On May 12th you can bring your mother to Burnaby Village Museum (please be sure to also take her home from the Village) for a day of special crafts specially designed for mothers and their families.
And then on May 20th, you can celebrate Victoria Day at the Burnaby Village Museum in grand 1920s style. There will be loads of regal pomp, pageantry, and family fun to celebrate.
The Burnaby Blooms festival will be taking part in and around Deer Lake Park. The focal point of the Burnaby Blooms will be in the Shadbolt Centre as well as in the gardens around the Centre. The Burnaby Village Museum is located at 6501 Deer Lake Parkway.