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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 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, with volunteer ambassadors on hand to answer general questions about the garden.
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
Musical Performance @ 7 pm 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. For the latest updates on the peony bloom season this year, visit our new peony garden website, follow us on Twitter @MatthaeiNichols or visit our Facebook page.
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 (Much Ado About Nothing) sneak preview 2 pm Free. Located beyond the Peony Garden in the Fairy & Troll Knoll along the trail down to the river.