on the 100th anniversary

of this incredible peony garden

with 270+ varieties

the beauty goes on and on

leaving it impossible to pick a favorite.


“in june as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.

no man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”

-aldo leopold


w.e. upjohn peony garden, nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa – june 2022

53 responses »

  1. Oh, how I love fragrant and lovely peonies. My community of Faribault once had massive peony gardens and even a parade focused around peonies. This was decades ago. Sadly, the Brand Peony Gardens no longer exists so this important part of our city is gone. That said, there’s a winery and peony garden in the country near a neighboring small town. Love going there to see the flower and sip a glass of wine.

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  2. When I was little, our next door neighbor had peonies in her garden. I remember them because they were huge … and because they were always covered with ants.


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