Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my May trip was seeing the peonies at the New York Botanical Garden! I had no idea that they had a peony collection at the NYBG, much less that the flowers would be in full bloom for my visit.
The peony collection is formally known as the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, which features more than 150 varieties of peonies. As early as 1916, peonies were on display at the NYBG. By the 1940’s there were many peonies planted near the conservatory. Eventually the peonies were moved to their current location along the Perennial Garden Way. It was most recently expanded in 2015 when it was doubled in size.
And apparently I can’t count – I’d planned on four posts of peonies – turns out I have enough for 5 posts – so you’ll see the last post next week!