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  1. Peony Advisory Board

    The success of the Peony Garden Initiative is in large part due to the exceptional service of professionals who offer their time and expertise on our Peony Advisory Board. These experts bring diverse perspectives, experiences and depth in:

    • peony identification and history,
    • peony culture and disease management,
    • ...

    January 20, 2017

  2. About Peonies

    Wild Species and Ornamental Origins

    Thirty two species of wild peonies are native from the Mediterranean region to eastern Asia, with two species endemic to western North America. The wild peony species are mostly herbaceous perennials, but some Chinese species are woody shrubs, mistakenly but perhaps permanently called 'tree...

    January 20, 2017

  3. Rescheduled to Sun., June 12 at 2 pm: Music Concert in the Peony Garden: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

    NOTE: Due to the rain the concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2 pm.

    Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians and singers. Concert takes place in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Confucius Institute and Matthaei-Nichols.

    Free.

    ...

    June 10, 2016

  4. In the News

    Media coverage of the Peony Garden is listed here. The individual organizations that own the links below set the policies for free distribution or payment required. Your public library may have these on file.

    2016

    • The University Record (University of Michigan faculty and staff newspaper) posted...

    June 6, 2016

  5. Research and Resources

    Research conducted at or relevant to the Peony Garden and our collaborators in the APGA Plant Collections Network is listed here. ...

    May 31, 2016

  6. 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

  7. Where do I find cut peonies for sale, and how do I keep them?

    Ask a florist for peony availability. For visitors in our region, a Michigan-based grower of cut peony flowers is Bridgewater Gardens here in Washtenaw County (see Peony Resources). This is not an endorsement but is for...

    April 29, 2016

  8. Peony Resources

    Peonies have been popular garden plants in Europe and North America since the early 1800s and since antiquity in Asia. The resources and links provided here are ones staff at the Matthaei - Nichols find useful out of the enormous range of information...

    April 27, 2016

  9. Glossary

    Botanical terms have precise meanings. Readers looking for definitions and examples of specific botanical terms may find Wikipedia useful, as well as the following on-line glossaries. If a term is causing confusion and is not in the on-line glossaries, Wikipedia, or this Glossary page, please ...

    April 27, 2016

  10. Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located in northeast Ann Arbor at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. ...

    April 27, 2016

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