Each year American Peony Society members gather at a different venue, with one thing in mind-PEONIES. Popular with members, the annual convention provides opportunities to see member and commercial gardens in full bloom, show flowers in the APS Flower Show, attend peony related seminars and visit with other members.
Tours to regional gardens are big draw, that provide member peony enthusiasts with opportunities for photographing their favorite plant, as well as, allowing time to discuss related topics.
Members and the public are treated to annual the APS Flower Show and Exhibition. Not everyone shows peony flowers, but all agree that it is one the high points of the peony bloom season.
For the more academically minded or those motivated to learn more about peonies, members may decide to attend one of any number of seminars and presentations. Seminars are designed for a broad range of interests and provide opportunities for beginner to expert.
A member banquet and auction is held to celebrate and support the American Peony Society, which serves as the annual membership meeting. Members often meet people in person that they have read about, while sharing a great meal. To support the American Peony Society, members are able to bid on often rare and unusual peonies in the annual member auction.