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Flower Power In Ann Arbor's Nichols Arboretum

May 25, 2016

Credit Lisa Barry

Hundreds of peony plants are beginning to bloom in the Ann Arbor Nichols Arboretum.

More than 270 historic varieties are planted there. They are part of the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America.


Credit Lisa Barry

The peony blossoms are expected to peak in early June in a sea of multi-colored pink, white, and red blossoms.  Although a few peonies have no fragrance, the vast majority have a range of scents from delicate to bold.

Credit Lisa Barry

There will be a special concert of "Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies" in the Arb on Sunday, June 5th as 2:00pm.

Be sure to check out the full gallery of pictures above.

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