This week has been hectic, trying to catch up from our week away at this vital time in the garden. I haven’t manages to comment on as many posts as I would have liked, nor caught up with reading many from last week – sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging!!!!
As promised earlier in the week here are some images of the Peony farm which is about 20 minutes drive from where we live.
If you would like to read more about the history of the farm and the reasons why it was created here is their site in English. To summarise, it has the largest collection of peonies in one place in the world. It covers 15 hectares and there are 200,000 plants of more than 600 varieties.
Here are just a view images to try to give you an idea of the experience of visiting. For anyone who loves peonies it is a MUST VISIT place.
I think last year’s views were better as more of the flowers were open, you can see the post here and 2014’s visit here
Wishing you a very Happy Easter.
What a wonder!!!
Truly stunning, seeing these blooms, everyone would fall in love with them.
They are such a fleeting pleasure though so as I can visit the farm, I’m not really tempted to have any in the garden; I did have one, but it didn’t flourish.
Una meraviglia come sempre! che belle foto! complimenti!!!
Grazie Lidia; sei stata già quest’anno?
Now this is my idea of heaven – it must have smelled wonderfully!
Two hundred thousand peonies – I can’t even conceive of that. They obviously flourish there – what’s the climate like at the farm’s location?
Happy Easter, Christina!
What a lovely place to visit, all these beautiful peonies to see in a garden perfumed with Wisteria! Amelia
What a truly wonderful place, Christina – I envy you your proximity so that you can visit whenever you want. I don’t think I would be bothered about having no peonies either if I lived so close. Have a very happy Easter!
Thank you for these beautiful images on Easter morning, what gorgeous fragile blooms they are.
I loved this post. I had no idea there was such variations in color and forms among peonies.
A lovely post and wonderful pictures. Peonies were one my mum’s favourites flowers. xx
Christina her photos and the peonies are wonderful as well. 200,000 different specimens: a magnificent place to get lost. I remember last year’s post, as good as this year’s. Thanks for leaving the direct link to the Peony Farm. Happy Easter. Greetings from Margarita.
Happy Easter Margarita. I’m glad you liked the peony film
Christina how I was not going to like it. I have also entered the link to the Moutan Center and have seen dozens of magnificent Peonies. And it has helped me to understand the kinds of peonies there are. Many thanks to you for the link has been wonderful! Greetings from Margarita.
How lovely! Bet it smelt nice there too! Hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend. It has turned cold here and snow showers are forecast!
Oh wonderful! Peony Heaven. Thank you Christina.
Thank you for that, it looks absolutely stunning. Those zinc vases are just right to show off the blooms,aren’t they?
It’s a shame the zinc vases aren’t for sale. I love them every time I see them.
What an amazing and highly specialised show case of a garden, I can see why you go every year to enjoy such a spectacle. The colour cafe looks very tempting, too.
What a dreamy place to visit. So glad you can enjoy this awesomeness! That wisteria is pretty amazing as well. Hope to walk those paths with you there someday!
I hope so too Susie.
I never cared for peonies until seeing them used so well in this post. The rest of their gardens and the pruning are appealing on their own, too.
To be honest, I’m not a fan of peonies in most gardens either.
It’s hard to imagine what it would be like, visiting a place so full of peonies – or any single species for that matter! Is it only open during flowering time? The mass of wisteria must have been good to see too
Yes it is only open for a few weeks each year. It’s a shame as there is a nice place serving snacks and lunches.
Goodness, I never knew such a place existed. I love peonies. I can’t even imagine that number. Thanks for sharing, Christina. Love Karen x
They claim that it is the largest collection in the world.
I would love to see it. I’ve already looked at flights…… :)K x
As it is so cold the peonies are still looking good. Let me know if you come, so I can show you some other interesting places.
Thank you Christina. You are so kind xxx
What a beautiful place! For some reason, I never associated peonies with Italy.
No, I wouldn’t really consider peonies an ideal plant here but many people do grow them.
What an amazing spot. Thank you for sharing this post with us!
Glad you enjoyed it Jane.
We visited last 22 of april ♥
Oh! My cup runners over!!
Glad you enjoyed them!