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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of our Friends membership program, we’re offering a special members-only sale of heirloom peonies. Take an evening stroll through the peony garden in bloom and receive a discount on purchases of peony varieties locally grown by Northfield Farms.
Not a member? Join and save on peonies, Shakespeare, plant sales, and the Garden Store. Members also receive free parking, reciprocal privileges at participating gardens around the country, and more.
Don’t miss our other peony-related events this season:
May 30-June 13; Nichols Arboretum (bloom time weather dependent)
The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is a must-see on the University of Michigan campus each spring. Thousands of stunning blooms in the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. Tours and peony information. Garden blooms according to weather conditions. For up-to-date information visit our dedicated Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden website.
First week of June: (dates dependent on bloom times)
Check our online calendar and dedicated peony website in May for exact dates. Join Curator Dr. David C. Michener for a series of drop-in tours of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Tours are free and open to the public.
Sun., June 8, 2 pm (rain date Sun., June 15, 2 pm)
All invited to enjoy an afternoon of Chinese flower songs set amid the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden and with the University of Michigan Confucius Institute. Free.
Shakespeare in the Arb–featuring As You Like It
Thurs.-Sun., June 5-8; 12-15; 19-22, 6:30 pm
Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. Members receive a discount on tickets. For more information and ticket prices visit the Matthaei-Nichols website.
Shakespeare in the Arb Member Benefit!
New this year—Friends members may reserve tickets through our Friends Online Box Office. Reserve tickets for any performance up to 24 hours before show time and pick up at will call. Look for more information on this new benefit on our website: mbgna.umich.edu and in the May e-News.