NURSERY & DISPLAY GARDEN - Dates, Hours & Admission
PLAN YOUR VISIT!
The Display Gardens will open for the peony bloom May 1 - June 9, 2017. Admission is $10 per person.
Please sign up for our email blasts for details on the status of the bloom.
Peak Bloom Supper - June 3 - Click Here for Tickets!
Location & Garden Overview
The Nursery & Display Gardens are located at 34 Autumn Hill Drive in Bernardsville, New Jersey within easy access of New York City and Philadelphia, click here for detailed directions.
The display gardens are laid out over an 7-acre property with trails that meander throughout the peony collections. Four major types of peonies are highlighted in the garden: woodland, tree, herbaceous, and intersectional. Over 700 different cultivars planted in the garden, each of which will bloom for a period of 7-10 days over a six week bloom period that typically begins in late April and ends in early June. Click here for more information about the Gardens.
Admission to the display gardens in the spring is $10 per person.
Extended Hours for Friday Night Picnics 5-7pm, $10 per person. Bring your dinner & enjoy the bloom!
There are no picnics allowed during regular hours.
When to Visit
Peony's Envy Nursery & Display Gardens are open from May 1 - June 9 from 11-5pm daily for the bloom.
For those looking to pick up peony plants at the garden we recommend you come early in the season.
When planning your visit it is important to consider what is in bloom at the time you wish to come. The bloom sequence is: woodland/species/suffruticosa tree/gansu tree/herbaceous /intersectional. Typically the peak tree peony bloom is at the very beginning of May (around Mother's Day) & the peak herbaceous peony bloom, the big show-stopper, is in late May into Early June (around Memorial Day).
Due to variations in weather we recommend you sign up for our Email Updates and like our Facebook Page to keep track of the bloom. Visit often, walk the paths, and watch the blooms unfold.
Click here to learn more about the Bloom Sequence.
Why not make the day of it? Here is a link to other local gardens, nearby hikes, restaurants & accommodations.
Display Garden GUIDELINES
You are welcome to stop by to purchase peonies,
but for those wishing to walk the display garden admission is $10 per person.
Please stay on the paths at all times, even when capturing the perfect photo makes you want to step off.
PETS: Due to the delicate nature of the flowers we ask that you leave your pets at home.
SMOKING: Peony's Envy is a smoke free facility.
Please remain on the paths at all times. No tripods or professional photography during regular business hours from 11-5pm.
- Amateur Photographers wishing to use tripods and wanting to take advantage of the early morning light can book their tickets here. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $35 per person. Sundays and Mondays only, starting May 1 through June 5 from 7-9:30am.
- Anyone wishing to sell their work commercially is considered a Professional Photographer. Professional Photographers must book their reservation directly with Kathleen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your phone number, the number of people in your crew, and preferred dates. Pricing is $250 per 2 hour session. This includes up to 4 people, each additional person is $25. Photographers must provide a certificate of insurance.
- Please contact email@example.com for pricing of Commercial Shoots.
PICNICS: Join us for Friday Night Picnics 5-7pm every Friday during the bloom, $10 per person. Bring your dinner & enjoy the bloom! We ask that you not picnic during regular garden hours.
GARDEN CLUBS: The best time to come with larger groups is during the week when there are fewer people in the garden. Parking is limited so carpooling is recommended. Admission for garden clubs is the standard admission of $10 per person.
We look forward to seeing you!