Celebrate spring with the University of Michigan Press Great Lakes author event for May, co-hosted by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum! We will be joined by David Michener and Robert Grese, editors of the book "Passion for Peonies: Celebrating the Culture and Conservation of Nichols Arboretum's Beloved Flower." Richly illustrated with hundreds of striking color photos, "Passion for Peonies" collects short essays that celebrate the story of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden as well as the rich social history of peony gardening that it is an integral part of.
"Passion for Peonies" will be on sale for $13 and free shipping during the month of May. Just visit https://www.press.umich.edu/11492511/passion_for_peonies and use the discount code "UMGL13PEONY" when you check out.
This event will be in Zoom webinar and streamed to Facebook Live. A recording will be posted on Facebook and YouTube for anyone who cannot attend live.
About the Authors:
David Michener has curated the peony garden at the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum since 1990. He is co-author (with Carol A. Adelman) of Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden.
Robert Grese is Emeritus Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan as well as former Director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.