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The American Peony Society's Annual Convention

for APS Members Only

All interested members of the public are invited to Join the APS.

June 1 – 5, 2016


333 Main Street

Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

2016 Convention Exhibition Info
2016 Convention Exhibition Schedule
2016 Convention Hotel Fact Sheet
2016 Convention Reservation Form



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Wednesday- June 1, 2016

2016 Convention Picnic Maps
The convention activities will start with a social and picnic dinner at Shelter 2 in the Bay Beach park on June 1st from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.   This will be an informal dinner with all food, beverages, and amenities provided. The event will allow you to meet up with your peony friends and to make some new ones, too! (Please note that there are no day time activities planned for June 1, 2016.)

Thursday- June 2, 2016 – Optional Tour

Board a chartered motor coach at the hotel for a tour of Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and the Sisson Peony Gardens. Klehm’s is a mail order operation so very few people are allowed to tour and purchase plants directly from their greenhouses. You won’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity! Staff will be available to help with plant selection and purchases. A box lunch and beverage(s) will be provided to tour attendees. Next stop will be the Sisson Peony Gardens. Learn more about the Gardens from the Rosendale Historical Societies website at

NOTE: The cost of this tour is $40.00 and is available to the first 55 registrants!!!

Thursday evening - APS Board of Directors meeting and dinner at the hotel.

Friday- June 3, 2016

Board a bus at the hotel for a tour of Nate Bremer’s Solaris Farms. His gardens contain a wide variety of advanced generation hybrid tree peonies and advanced generation herbaceous peonies created by Bill Seidl and Nate Bremer- many of which have not yet been introduced. For additional information about Solaris Farms check out their web site at

Next stop will be a luncheon buffet at the Lighthouse Inn on the Lake in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

After lunch we will tour Gary Bieck Gardens which contain a wide variety of plants including an extensive peony collection. We’ll also have a chance to see Gary’s music room which houses a large Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ that can self-play.

Saturday- June 4, 2016

Saturday morning’s schedule begins with the preparation for the APS Flower Exhibition. After the judging and awards have been placed, the exhibition will open to the public at 1:00pm. Three different educational seminars, which will be open to the public, will be held in the afternoon starting at 1:00pm. In the evening there will be a social hour, followed by a buffet dinner, the annual general membership meeting, and the highly anticipated banquet auction which will feature a wide array of items ranging from time tested favorite peonies varieties to the newest and very rare peony varieties.

Sunday- June 5, 2016

The APS Flower Exhibition reopens for public viewing. Convention packets will also include a listing public and private gardens which you will be able to tour and a listing of local nurseries. As always, your assistance in cleaning up of the APS Flower Exhibition is always appreciated.

NOTE: Be sure to make your reservations for the convention and hotel as soon as possible since there will be limited space available on the tour buses and at the hotel, especially for the optional tour on Thursday, June 2, 2016 since only been one motor coach has been chartered for this event.


Hyatt on Main, Green Bay offers many amenities including a 24 hour fitness center, a 24 hour guest market, pub, and an indoor pool with sauna and steam rooms. Plus, complimentary wireless internet in guestrooms and throughout the hotel’s public areas.

¥ Suite $105 (plus tax) per night

¥ Custom Suite $125 (plus tax) per night

¥ Executive Suite $180 (plus tax) per night

¤ Options for king or queen beds, subject to availability.

¤ Currently room taxes and fees total 15.5%.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:; phone (888) 421-1442.

¤ The last day to make hotel reservations at the APS rate is Monday, May 11, 2016.



Scott Parker

(608)378-4778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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2016 American Peony Society Convention

Convention Wednesday Picnic Tooltip No Cost - Wednesday June 1st - Picnic in the Park at 5pm
Convention Thursday Tour Tooltip $40 Extra - Thursday, June 2nd - Tour of Khlem's Song Sparrow and the Sisson Peony Gardens, includes transportation and lunch
Convention Board Member Dinner Tooltip $25 Extra - Thursday, June 2nd - Board Member Dinner, open to Directors and their spouse/guest

2016 Convention Reservation Form

* Please pay your convention fee with the completed form by May 1, 2016.

* After May 1, 2016 please contact Scott Parker to check availability. If space is available, please add a late fee of $30 to your total.

After APS has received your form and payment, expect confirmation within 7 business days. If you have not received confirmation with 7 days, please contact Scott Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (608)378-4778.