Peony Database

Browse or search our database to find our living plants by choosing criteria of interest to you. This database contains our current inventory. As we continue to develop the site, we will include other search criteria as well as cultivars once grown here but no longer present. This database searches our records regardless if there is a current photograph available. To search only plants that have photographs, use the Browse by Photo feature.

the database

Recently Added

We have space for additional historic peonies in both the main herbaceous beds as well as long-desired tree peony collection between the square beds and Laurel Ridge trail. Read more about some of our recent additions.

H.F. Reddick
H.F. Reddick
Paeonia lactiflora
Will McClelland
Will McClelland
Paeonia lactiflora
Monsieur Martin Cahuzac
Monsieur Martin Cahuzac
Paeonia lactiflora
Francoise Ortegat
Francoise Ortegat
Paeonia lactiflora
William F. Turner
William F. Turner
Paeonia lactiflora

our collection

Peonies at the Arb

The Peony Garden holds nearly 800 peonies when filled to capacity. Browse by Photo

History of the Garden

In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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