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Peony Grafting Workshop

WHERE: The Wister Center at the Scott Arboretum

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 1-4pm

HOW: Register online at

Don’t miss out! Class size is limited!

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics from terminology to selection of scions and understocks, as well as various methods of grafting tree peonies. Students will get supervised instruction in preparing and completing a graft and will go home with one or two completed grafts and enough material for more grafting at home. The scions to be supplied in class will come from the collections of the Scott Arboretum; many of these plants are not available or are rare commercially. This is a chance to learn a new horticultural technique from peony grafting experts
Jim Waddick and Leon Pesnell and to add a rare tree peony to your collection. Jim received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and was an early member of the Species Peony International Network and founder of the Heartland Peony Society. He contributed notes on cultivation to the book The Genus Paeonia is available in the Scott Horticultural Library. All tools and materials included. Limit 25.

Members of the Scott Arboretum and MAPS: $40 

Non-members: $50

Register online or call 610-328-8025.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems. Please provide us with your email so we have a way to notify you regarding scheduling changes.
  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.

Event at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Annual “Dig and Divide”

Date & Time:                    Sunday, October 2, 1:30 pm

Cost:                                 Free & open to the public           

Location:                          Wister Center

Special Notes:                  Co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society

Join Mid-Atlantic Peony Society (MAPS) members to learn how to site, plant, dig, and divide peonies at this time of year for best results. Tree peonies, herbaceous, and Itoh hybrids will be discussed. Stay for a reception, rare peony auction, and sale of peonies. Open to all!

The Scott Arboretum is a unique garden of ideas and suggestions encouraging horticulture in its broadest sense through displays on the 350-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College. We offer some of the region’s most intimate, authentic, and accessible horticultural experiences. The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 or visit

The Mid-Atlantic Peony Society
Announces elected officers

President  —  Eleanor Tickner
Vice President  —  Jeff Jabco
Secretary  —  Gerri Eunson
Treasurer  —  Bernie Miller

The MAPS Peony Gallery is now open!

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'Meikow-How'(Meiko-ho) Japan before 1931
'Meikow-How'(Meiko-ho) Japan before 1931
From album: Tree Peonies at Swarthmore 2007

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An Invitation to Join MAPS

Membership in The Mid-Atlantic Peony Society is open to everyone with an interest in peonies.  Members are entitled to vote at the annual meeting, attend MAPS events, qualify for special pricing at sales, and receive periodic newsletters by email.  Events include garden tours and special offers of peony seedlings or roots. Your membership will help to support and and build our growing society!  Join MAPS today.  Just fill out and mail in the printable membership form available here.

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