• Peonies Galore Sale and Peony Festival

    Date: 6/1/2013 to 6/2/2013

    Location: Nichols Arboretum

    Time: 10 am

    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! All proceeds benefit U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. For more information or the latest updates on the garden's bloom status visit the Nichols Arboretum peony website or call 734-647-7600.

    Saturday, June 1, 10 am, Peonies Galore Sale. Supplies limited; arrive early!

    noon-2 pm: Crafts outside the Reader Center

    7 pm: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies, an evening of Chinese Flower Songs with the U-M Confucius Institute.   * POSTPONED to Wednesday, June 5 at 6 pm due to forecasted inclement weather

    Sunday, June 2, 10 am, Peony Festival. Enjoy the blooms and bring a picnic.

    Noon-2 pm, Crafts outside the Reader Center

    2 pm, Sneak preview of the 2013 Shakespeare in the Arb (Much Ado About Nothing). Free.

    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.