Thousands of heirloom peonies set to bloom at U-M's Nichols Arboretum
7:36 AM, May 23, 2016
7:37 AM, May 23, 2016
(WXYZ) - If you've ever wanted to be set adrift in a sea of flowers, spring in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is the place to be. It's located at 1610 Washington Heights in Ann Arbor.
The Arb, as it is affectionately known to students and townies alike, is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. Celebrating 94 years of perennial beauty, the peony garden is a national treasure that offers a spring display from Memorial Day to mid-June.
The garden contains more than 270 historic varieties from the 19th and early 20th centuries representing the best American, Canadian and European peonies of the era.
Spring weather dictates peony bloom season, which typically begins around the end of May and peaks in early June in waves of white, pink and red. The peony garden is free to the public, sunrise to sunset daily.