A Note on Photography

The peony photographs were and continue to be taken for educational and documentary purposes. All photographs are of accessioned plants in our living collection. We appreciate the significant photography work contributed by volunteers, advisors, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens. When the project is complete, we anticiapate over 3,000 authenticated images.

How to use our photographs

Non-commercial use is welcome and is to be in accord with the Creative Commons protocols. Please include two pieces of information with any images you use.

  • Credit the photographer by name (when listed; “MBGNA staff” when not listed)
  • Provide the Peony Garden website address: https://peony.mbgna.umich.edu


All requests for commercial use should be directed to the Curator: mbgna.curator@umich.edu. Please note that copyright initially resides with the originating artist. Photographs attributed to “MBGNA staff” belong to the Regents of the University of Michigan and will be handled in accord with the University guidelines for its property. Photographs attributed to all others require negotiation outside the University context.

Thank you!