Visit the Peony Garden!

Open Spring/Summer

Free Admission

1610 Washington Hts, Ann Arbor, MI

Current Gardens

The American Peony Society maintains an up-to-date world-wide list of public gardens that have at least 20 kinds of peonies in their displays. This does not mean there is a designated peony garden. Rather, they may be dispersed wherever peonies fit one of many planting and aesthetic needs, as at the Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec. 

University of Michigan
Nichols Arboretum

The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum is the founding garden in an intended multi-institution collaborative to collect, conserve, display, study, the diversity of peony species and cultivars in Canada and the United States.

This work is part of the Plant Collections Network (PCN) organized by the American Public Garden Association (APGA) in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service. Participation in this program requires Accreditation.

“Lost” Peony Gardens

We seek more information about the “lost” peony gardens of North America. Early in the 20th Century, several large trial and display gardens of peonies were established across North America, often at colleges and universities.

We know the following ones existed because of academic or trade publications – and there may have been others. If you have information beyond what is listed below, please contact [email protected]