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  1. American Peony Society Annual Convention

    The conference takes place in Portland, Oregon.

    May 2, 2018

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Peonies Galore Sale

    We’ve partnered with local nursery Northfield Farms to bring you some of the same varieties of beautiful heirloom peonies that grow in the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden—the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. This is a very...

    May 7, 2018

  5. Live Concert - Peony Blossoms & Pure Melodies

    A concert featuring Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians. Sponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute & Matthaei-Nichols. Free. NOTE: In case of inclement weather, concert will be held June 10 at 2 pm.

    May 4, 2018

  6. Michigan Peony Society Show

    Free show of locally-grown cut peony flowers open to the public under tents at the Peony Garden!

    Public Show is 12:45 - 4:00 pm

    Entries are 11:00 to 12:15. Local gardeners and peony lovers are welcome to enter their best several flowers: please email to help us...

    May 31, 2018

  7. Peonies Galore Sale

    Add some vintage beauty to your garden at this sale of heirloom peonies held near the historic Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Matthaei-Nichols members enjoy a special pre-sale hor from 9-10 am with a discount on purchases. Publica sale opens at 10 am. Arrive early; peonies sell quickly! Free parrking available weekends in the University of...

    May 15, 2019

  8. Concert: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

    An afternoon of Chinese flower songs sung by community members and UM staff. Free

    May 15, 2019

  9. Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night

    This season’s play is Twelfth Night, directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College, Carol Gray, and Graham Atkin and performed by U-M students and community players. Performance dates Thurs.-Sun., June 6-9; 13-16; 20-23. Member benefit: Matthaei-Nichols members may reserve tickets in advance. This option...

    May 15, 2019