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  5. Why are there empty spots in the Peony Garden?

    We have removed diseased peonies from the Peony Garden.  A cover crop was planted and tilled under to add organic matter to the soil.  After the peony bloom, heirloom annuals are planted in the empty spaces to add color and interest over the summer.  New, healthy peonies will be planted in the empty spaces in upcoming years.

    September 7, 2012

  6. Post-Winter Growth Spurt Sparks Mega-staking Effort in Peony Garden

    By student guest blogger Joel Klann

    This year, for the first time in more than 80 years, every peony plant in Nichols Arboretum’s famed peony garden has been staked with bamboo reeds and biodegradable jute twine in order to provide pillars for support during what has turned out to be a period of bursting growth.


    May 30, 2014

  7. Shakespeare in the Arb 2015

    Shakespeare in the Arb turns 15 in '15. In celebration we're offering four weekends of performances of the audience favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play about love, magic, and dreams. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players.

    This season, ...

    June 9, 2015

  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 Videos

    'Illini Belle':


    April 27, 2016

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    February 5, 2016