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  1. 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 mbgna.curator@umich.edu to help us...

    May 31, 2018

  2. Donate

    The Tradition: The Peony Garden began in 1922 with a generous gift of plants from Dr. W. E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Nichols...

    April 17, 2018

  3. Changes for 2018 - 2020

    We're making long-term improvements to the Peony Garden and the adjacent Laurel Ridge Trail. The overall Rejuvenation Plan sets the framework - and the work is scheduled year-by-year so that we're ready to host our Centennial in June, 2022. There's much to do!

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    May 2, 2018

  4. 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

  5. Concert: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

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

    May 15, 2019

  6. Who is on the Peony Advisory Board?

    The Peony Advisory Board membership in 2018 is listed below. More information about their roles is in the Peony Resources section of our website.

    APS = American Peony Society member

    CPS = Canadian Peony Society member

     

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    May 2, 2018

  7. 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

  8. Getting to Nichols Arboretum

    April 25, 2017

  9. UM Asian Connections

    Peonies are culturally important across the arts and sciences in China, Japan, and Korea. Each culture adds distinctive contributions to the history of peonies in human civilization.

    The University of Michigan has strong connections and partnerships across eastern Asia. Our peony garden engages in projects and programs to deepen the...

    August 24, 2018

  10. Now Playing

    There's something happening in Nichols Arboretum and the peony garden from spring through summer and into fall. As the season progresses, scroll down to see more peonies in bloom from previous dates.

    Spring 2019 Season:

    June 18, 2019: Morning (early) and evening are the best times to see the...

    June 18, 2019

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