Join Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut for their annual peony festival from May 10th to June 22nd, 2014. Cricket Hill, a six-acre display garden, was founded by Kasha and David Furman in 1989, with a focus on Chinese tree peonies. Kasha and her son Dan now run the nursery. Upon visiting, you’ll discover right away that Cricket Hill is not your typical nursery. In addition to perusing their garden of 400 unique varieties of peonies (yes, 400!), you can enjoy their new edible orchard, purchase a high-quality plant, or just relax at a picnic table and listen to the bullfrogs. Kasha and Dan look forward to sharing their beautiful space with thousands of visitors every year.
Visitors are wowed upon visiting Cricket Hill Garden for the first time. “Hidden away, down a hill off a nondescript country road, one would be hard-pressed to imagine what's below,” explains Dan. “There are plants in every available space.” In fact, Cricket Hill has been dubbed ‘Peony Heaven.’ Pictured here are just two of the many beautiful varieties of peonies you can admire at Cricket Hill’s annual peony festival. The ‘Blue Jade in Three Colors’ Chinese rockii tree peony (left) was introduced by Chen Dezhong of the famous Peace Peony Garden, in Lanzhou, China. The ‘Pink Dragon Claw’ (right) is an intersectional hybrid peony with a striking flower form.