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Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Events for Spring 2016

Monday, May 9
Tree Peony Collection Tour at the Scott Arboretum
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Meet at the Wister Education Center Tour from 5:00 to 6:30pm
light reception following

Join Jeff Jabco, Coordinator of Horticulture and MAPS vice-president, and some MAPS expert members on a tour of the tree peony collection, Itoh hybrid peonies and any herbaceous peonies that might be in flower that early. This is a good chance to meet with MAPS members, see spring in full swing at Scott, and stay for a reception afterwards. No prior registration required.

Thursday, May 19 (rain date May 26)
Visit to Hedgeleigh Springs, 32 Amherst Avenue, Swarthmore, PA
5:30 to 7:00pm, with light reception

Registration required. Event is free to MAPS members and one guest. See the private garden of Charles Cresson, Hedgeleigh Springs, in Swarthmore, PA. The garden has been in the family for three generations and features an amazing collection of plants—Paeonia just one genus in a garden featuring many! Charles is a renowned horticulturist and he will lead the tour and answer all of our plant questions!
Registration due by May 12 by sending an email to or

Tuesday, May 24
Bus trip to Maryland: Peonies and Ladew’s Topiaries
(along with the Scott Arboretum) 7:00am - 6:30pm
Scott Arboretum members $99; non-members: $139

See the three-acre garden of Gail Gee that contains many tree, Itoh hybrid and herbaceous peonies.
Not sure how to use peonies in the landscape? Then come see Gail’s beautifully designed garden and learn from her example. The second stop will be the former estate of Harvey Ladew featuring 15 thematic garden rooms in the 22 acre garden.
Space is limited! See the Scott Arboretum website for more information and to register:

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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'Festiva Maxima'
'Festiva Maxima'
From album: Ming Ning's Garden in Western Pennsylvania

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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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