Annual Bradner flower show dazzles

The weather almost upended the 87th annual Bradner Flower Show on Saturday, April 11.

Every year, flower fanciers come to the Bradner Hall to see a wide variety – at least 400 varieties – of daffodils.

But this year, unseasonably warm weather saw daffodils blooming up to a month earlier than normal.

“We had to hold them back in refrigerators to have them on display here today,” said Pauline Isherwood.

Isherwood’s grandfather Fenwick Fatkin was a founder of the show, and Isherwood herself is a co-chair of the present day festival. It brings together blooms from several local growers, along with live music, crafts, plant sales and vendors, and flower sales for donations to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Both sides of Bradner Road were lined with cars as people stopped by to peruse the blooms all weekend.

“We just came to look, but who knows?” said Peter Mathiasen, when asked if he would be buying anything. It was the first visit for his wife Barbara Mathiasen.

Just Posted

Langley girl raises $1,685 for BC Children’s Hospital

Aubrielle Bibeau was able to purchase and donate 337 toys to BC Children’s Hospital.

Painful Truth: Fellow citizens in Langley need our support

The supportive housing plan is one piece in building people back up.

An 800-pound pig needs a forever home, Langley animal shelter says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Girl, 6, lured from elementary school, sexually assaulted: Vancouver police

Police are seeking dashcam footage from nearby Sexsmith Elementary School in South Vancouver

VIDEO: Langley restaurant caters to deaf people

Dal’s Poke offers trendy cuisine with sign language

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Torched-SUV victim ‘had the purest heart,’ says sister

Family of teen found in burned SUV in Surrey appeals for justice

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Most Read