Semi-double white peony with irises and forget-me-nots
Peonies are some of my favourite cottage garden plants. It was a pleasure to be able to catch Arley Hall’s collection of plants in flower in the twin borders of the kitchen garden during early to mid June.
Pink peony with flowers that pale as the bloom ages
Peonies with irises and violets in early summer flower borders beside the glasshouse
A pink peony with heavy, nodding, double blooms
Red peony in an early summer border
A double cream peony with red stamens and red tinged buds
Shrub peony with clusters of cream blooms held on strong stems
Pink peonies with golden stamens
Sunlight lights up a peony’s petals
Bright, lipstick pink peony
Peonies across from the raised vegetable beds
Pink and cream peonies and purple and white irises with Arley’s decorative, wire gazebo
If you love gardening, I’d encourage you to call in to visit the beautiful Arley Hall and Gardens in the North West of England for some peace and inspiration. It’s beautifully tended and planted, so you’ll find something of interest throughout the seasons.