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  1. Michigan Peony Society

    The Michigan Peony Society is being organized! We're hosting an initial cut-flower Exhibition on Sunday, June 4th at the Peony Garden (rain or shine). We'll be recruiting new members there, and will organize the Founding Meeting from the group...

    May 16, 2017

  2. Michigan Peony Society Exhibition

    The first cut-flower competition of the Michigan Peony Society, held under a tent at the Peony Garden.

    NOON - 2:00 Entry of home-grown peonies for exhibition. For judging, you should know its name. For exhibition, peonies that have no names will be considered.

    2:00 - 2:30. Judging

    2:30 - 5:00 Open for public enjoyment and...

    May 16, 2017

  3. Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

    Bring a lawn blanket or chair to the Arboretum Peony Garden and join us at the 6th annual garden concert! An afternoon of live vocal concert, featuring Chinese flower songs, will be performed by the CIUM Singers (sung in Chinese). This annual garden concert is presented by the U-M Confucius Institute and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens &...

    May 1, 2017

  4. Getting to Nichols Arboretum

    April 25, 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Peony Garden Initiative

    The Peony Garden Initiative is a multi-year renovation project to transform the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden into an internationally recognized reference collection, a conservation model for other historic cultivar collections, and a destination for peony lovers. The Peony Garden will illustrate the natural and social history of the peony...

    April 11, 2017

  8. Building a Network of Public Peony Gardens

    Peonies at the Nichols Arboretum

    The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College are the founding...

    April 11, 2017

  9. Peony Sale

    Members-only at 9:00; open to the public at 10:00.

    April 11, 2017

  10. American Peony Society Annual Convention

    Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Our Peony Garden will be presented in a public lecture at 1:00 on Saturday, June 1: "How a National Treasure Just Got Better - The project to restore, catalog, expand and bring online the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden...

    January 20, 2017