Saturday, June 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – The World of Peonies

There has been tremendous development in the genus Paeonia in the last decade that has caused a resurgent interest in this wonderful garden plant. Along with an in-depth look at tree and herbaceous peonies,  learn about the new intersectional group which crosses tree and herbaceous peonies. Consider some of the more delicate woodland peonies that serve as parent plants to many common garden peony varieties. This talk on Saturday, June 12, from 10 – noon at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, West Stockbridge, will focus on siting, planting, and successfully cultivating these lovely and historical garden plants. Plant sale will follow the talk.  You may register on line ($18 BBG members, $24 non members) at, or by calling 413-298-3926.

Kasha Furman is owner of Cricket Hill Garden, a specialty grower of peonies, located in Thomaston, Connecticut. They specialize in tree and herbaceous peonies. Their plants are healthy, well grown, 4 year specimens and they offer over 75 varieties. Their display gardens are open on weekends in May and June.  The photo below was taken at Cricket Hill by Christine Boyka Kluge.