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Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden IV

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!

Avalon Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Avalon Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Cora Stubbs Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Cora Stubbs Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Kevin Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Kevin Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Le Jour Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Le Jour Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Orchid Annie Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Orchid Annie Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Pink Kisses Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Pink Kisses Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Pink Luau Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Pink Luau Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

Serene Pastel Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Serene Pastel Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

The Mackinac Grand Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

The Mackinac Grand Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

 

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