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  1. Our Supporters

    The Peony Garden is an iconic legacy of Dr. W. E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His generous gift of peonies in 1922 was the founding event in the multi-year project that culminated in the Peony Garden opening to the public in 1927.

    This list recognizes the major supporters of the Peony...

    January 20, 2017

  2. Privacy

    This site requires that a user submit their email address in order to post a comment or submit a question.

    That information will not be shared or distributed, and is used solely for the purposes of verifying the validity of a user.

    Questions?  Contact us.

    February 10, 2016

  3. Terms of Use

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    July 11, 2012

  4. Tips for Searching

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    Draft issues:

    • Finding what you want - fast
    • Searching by cultivar name or fagment of it
    • Limitations of searching by color
    • Reasons to search by breeder or year

    January 2, 2013

  5. A Note on Photography

    The peony photographs were and continue to be taken for educational and documentary purposes. All photographs are of accessioned plants in our living collection. We appreciate the significant photography work contributed by volunteers, advisors, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei...

    April 11, 2017

  6. Growing Peonies

    Ask the Experts

    Get answers to some of the common questions...

    March 11, 2016

  7. Care Calendar

    Spring

    • Potted peonies are available in the springtime.  Plant immediately.
    • Remove any stems showing...

    March 11, 2016

  8. The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden History

    William Upjohn

    In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to...

    January 20, 2017

  9. Peony Organizations and Links

    These links are based on activities of the Peony Garden Initiative or contain information of interest to our readers. Their listing is not an endorsement by the University of Michigan.

     

    Peony Societies - North...

    April 11, 2017

  10. When to Visit

    Peony Bloom Season

    Peonies bloom once a year, in the spring. Our bloom countdown page is updated regularly as the season progresses.

    • Tree peonies always bloom...

    May 25, 2016

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