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Pandemic cancels peony season celebration

For the first time since the peony garden opened, the peony bloom celebration was cancelled. We asked the public to stay away and instead enjoy our virtual peony offerings. Despite the pandemic, the garden bloomed, extravagantly.
First known peony study in western art

First known peony study in western art

Martin Schongauer creates one of the first-known naturalistic studies in western art – his peony for his ‘Madonna of the Rose Bower’. Schongauer deeply influences Albrech Durer and the course of Western art.
Itoh peonies introduced

Itoh peonies introduced

Japanese peony grower Toichi Itoh creates first successful cross between an herbaceous peony and a tree peony.