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Arden celebrates 10th annual crocus contest

The annual event showcases the beauty of the crocus bloom

A short season didn’t prevent photographers from capturing the fleeting beauty of the crocus this spring. Sixteen prizes have been awarded to photographers in the 2018 edition of the Arden Crocus Photo Contest, the 10th anniversary of the contest. In the adult section there were 18 entrants with 63 photos over four categories. The youth

Arden is home to the largest crocus monument.

Arden – come for the crocuses, stay and explore

Attend the Crocus Festival in the village and explore the other attractions the area has to offer


With warmer weather arriving, it’s time to plan some exploration trips around Manitoba. A good beginning might be the Crocus Festival at the village of Arden, 16 km east of Neepawa, and then six km north on PTH 352. Arden (population about 150) is an interesting place to stop at any time, but particularly when


Dennis Wiens, of Portage la Prairie, was the adult category People’s Choice winner this year at the Arden Crocus Festival.

Crocus photo contest winners named

Amateur photographers from across the province once again put their best photo forward

Adult and youth competitors have once again flooded the village of Arden with crocus photographs. The 2017 Wild Prairie Crocus photo contest attracted more than 100 photos, and 13 photographers from eight different towns and cities throughout the province captured prizes totalling $600. The tiny village, 160 km northwest of Winnipeg, is home to about

A group of crocus blooms show the first signs of spring life near Arden, Manitoba.

Fresh crocus photos to get prizes at Arden

Entry deadline is closing in for the annual spring photography contest

It’s time to sort through your spring photos and pick the best crocus shot. The village of Arden is once again organizing its spring crocus photo contest and the entry deadline is midnight, Saturday, April 29. More than $500 in prize money is up for grabs, as well as the honour of capturing one of

This photo by Terry Roberts of Brandon was winner of the Adult People’s Choice award and Crocus Cluster in Arden Crocus Festival photo contest in 2015.

Arden festival’s crocus photo contest returns for 2016

Capturing a stunning portrait of a Prairie crocus could earn you a few dollars in prize money

It’s time to grab your camera and head to the old crocus patch. Manitoba’s provincial flower is about to have its moment in the sun and if you capture them in all their glory, you may wind up sharing in $500 in prize money, to be awarded at the Arden Crocus Festival on May 7.


Arden’s Crocus Festival a sure sign of spring’s arrival

Photographers have until midnight April 27 to get their pictures entered

Organizers of Arden’s annual Crocus Festival have put the call out for fresh entries to their photo contest featuring Manitoba’s perky official flower. Photographers have until midnight April 27 to enter the contest, which has several categories and boasts a combined purse worth $680 this year. Winners will be announced May 3 during the festival

Crocus blooms late — but on time for May 4 festival

This is the latest spring showing of the crocus anyone around here can recall, say festival organizers

The star of the show at Arden’s Crocus Festival was late this year — April 27 — the latest anyone recalls for that first appearance of crocus around here. The good news was they were blooming in abundance on the actual day of an annual festival — May 4 — to celebrate their arrival. Normally,

Crocus photo contest deadline extended

If your favourite crocus patch is still buried beneath the snow, don’t despair — the photo contest deadline has been extended until April 30. Not surprisingly, the official harbinger of spring on the Prairies, is still in hiding. Contest organizers are expecting it will make a late-April appearance due to the deeper-than-usual snow cover and


It’s crocus photo contest time, but where are the crocuses?

Hobby photographers who enjoy getting early-bird photos of the Prairies’ first spring wildflower are likely to have a very narrow window to get the shot and enter this year’s crocus contest, says John Dietz, organizer of the annual Crocus Photo Contest at Arden, Man. Entries for the annual event sponsored by the Lansdowne Heritage Resources

Fall’s The Time To Plant Bulbs

You may be thinking garden cleanup rather than garden planting, but autumn is the best time to get those flower bulbs in the ground. Here’s a few tips to help ensure your gardening success: Select the best-quality bulb you can find. In this case, you do get what you pay for. A larger bulb provides