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Peony Galore Sale & Fundraiser and Peony Festival

Event Date

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 9:00pm

Event Details

Saturday, June 1:

Peonies Galore Sale 10 am - 4:30 pm (or until supply of plants runs out) and Peony Festival We’ve partnered with local nursery Northfield Farms to bring you some of the same varieties of beautiful heirloom peonies that grow in the U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden—the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. This is a very popular sale so be sure to arrive early! Sale continues until supplies run out - no rain-checks. All proceeds benefit U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. For more information visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum website or call 734.647.7600. During the sale visitors may take self-guided tours. Ambassadors on hand to answer questions.

Peonies Galore plant sale list.

Craft Station - noon - 2 pm  Free and open to the public next to the Reader Center.

Children's Peony Bingo all day  until supplies run out

* Concert Postponed to Wednesday, June 5 at 6 pm due to forecasted inclement weather - Musical Performance  Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies - An Evening of Chinese Flower Songs in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden with the University of Michigan Confucius Institute.

While you're at the sale, don't miss the peony garden in bloom, with the flowering season approximately Memorial Day through mid-June depending on the weather. Follow us on Twitter or visit our Facebook page for the latest updates in the garden.

Sunday, June 2:

Self-guided tours available 10 am-4:30 pm   information at the Reader Center

Craft Station- noon - 2 pm   Free and open to the public next to the Reader Center.

Shakespeare in the Arb sneak preview 2 pm  Free. Located beyond the Peony Garden in the Fairy & Troll Knoll along the trail down to the river.