Its been a great season for us thus far at Cricket Hill Garden. As always, its a pleasure to see old friends and meet new ones in the garden. The late season herbaceous and intersectional peonies will continue to bloom for another two weeks, so if you are in the neighborhood we would love to see you in the garden this month. As the pictures below illustrate, there is still plenty to delight the senses at Peony Heaven.
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The Chinese tree peonies bloomed about ten days later this year than usual. Needless to say, once they began they were even more breathtaking than we remembered. Our Japanese and Lutea hybrid tree peonies are still in bloom, with some still very tightly budded. There are still weeks of peonies to come this spring so we will be posting more as the blossoms open.
We invite you to Cricket Hill Garden’s 28th anniversary peony festival this spring. Despite the late thaw, we are confident that it will be great peony season at Peony Heaven. Some of the tree peonies in our display garden are reaching an impressive size. If you are in the area of northwestern Connecticut, please come and say hello, stroll the garden, bring a picnic to eat by the pond, and most of all enjoy the peonies. As always, the garden is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
We are happy to accommodate garden clubs and other groups. There is no fee for this, but we do ask that you make an appointment for a large group in advance. Give us a call at 860 283 1042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Our garden and nursery is located in the picturesque hills of Litchfield county. There are good restaurants, other beautiful gardens and endless hiking trails in the area. Have a look here for a little peak at what our green leafy corner of Connecticut has to offer.
Cricket Hill Garden Nursery Hours Spring 2017
The nursery will open for plant sales the week of April 15th.
Opening weekend Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Easter Sunday.
The peonies will not be blooming until May, but we will have a great collection of potted peonies, fruit trees and berry bushes for purchase at the nursery. Come early for best selection.
The rest of April, we are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 5 pm for early plant sales.
May 2nd to June 18th- Display Garden & Nursery Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
- After June 18th, by appointment only
2017 Peony Festival Schedule
April through early May
May 12th to late May
See us at Trade Secrets May 13th, a great garden & plant sale to benefit Women’s Support Services. http://www.tradesecretsct.com/
May 14th Mothers Day: We celebrate mothers with the with specials on selected potted peonies. Peonies are budded, and we hope to see peonies open for Mother’s Day.
As we write this in mid-April, we estimate the garden will have abundant blooms between May 14th to the 29th. We will update as we see the weather and blooms develop.
May 26th to the 29th Memorial Day Weekend: Specials on selected potted peonies at the nursery. This will be a great weekend to see the tree peonies this year. Many of the mid-season herbaceous peonies will also be open.
Early June Blooms
June 6th to June 18th
These projections are our best guess based on the current forecasts for the coming weather. It has been colder than average in March and the blooms seem slow to develop this year. We will update our information as the season progresses. Feel free to email us at email@example.com or call (860) 283 1042 for up-to-date peony bloom information.
So far it has been an excellent year for peony blossoms here at Cricket Hill Garden. While the rain last weekend hastened the end of the Chinese tree peonies, the Japanese and American tree peonies are still going strong, with the hybrid herbaceous and intersectional peonies just beginning. We are still waiting for the big show of lactiflora type herbaceous peonies to open. In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy these pictures from our garden during a time of bloom transition.
Our first tree peonies opened last week, and everyday since has brought a few more glorious blossoms unfurling. Thus far this spring has been ideal for the peony blossoms, with mild days and cool nights. Its shaping up to be a great year for peonies. If you are in the area, and have a free moment, we would love to see you in the garden for our 24th annual Peony Festival. But most of all, wherever you are, we wish that you have time to enjoy these glorious spring days.
We hope that you will enjoy the photos of Chinese tree peonies now blooming at Cricket Hill Garden.
The earliest herbaceous peonies are just beginning to open.
Some other companion plants blooming in the garden this week: