Passion for Peonies at Lan Su Garden, Portland, Oregon
PASSION FOR PEONIES & MOMS AT LAN SU GARDEN
China is the ancestral home of Paeonia lactiflora the most extensively cultivated peony
species in the world. Herbaceous peonies originally called Shoyao translate to both
charming & beautiful and wealthy & honorable. Tree peonies are known by many
names, including Hwa Wang ‐‐ the king of flowers. Bring your charming & beautiful
Mom to the most authentic Chinese Garden in North America to experience the king of
all flowers. You will be rewarded with wealth & honor!
May 8 & 9 – Indulgence for Mom & Activities for the Whole Family
Make Mom a stenciled peony work of art (11am to 2pm). Treat her to peony tea in the
Teahouse (all day). Enjoy traditional Chinese music performed by the Children’s
Ensemble (Sunday only‐11am to 1pm). Meet the expert on Chinese tree peonies (1pm
to 3pm). Buy her a cut peony to remind her of you.
Every Tuesday at 3pm in May – Peony Walk with Lan Su Horticultural Staff
Every Tuesday & Sunday 11am to 2pm in May‐ Peony & Botanical Stenciling
May 8‐19 – Chinese Tree Peony Showcase Courtesy of Brothers Herbs & Peonies
Discover the history and the cultural significance of tree peonies; plus how to grow and
tend them. Tree peonies, not often found at local nurseries, will be available for sale; a
proceed going to support the Garden. Meet the expert on May 8 & 9
May 20‐31 – Herbaceous Peony Showcase Courtesy of Adelman Peony Garden
This is all about the much‐loved herbaceous peony and a chance to add a new variety
to your garden from the grower recognized by the American Peony Society as “Best of
Show”. Meet the expert on May 22 & 23
May 27‐ Bring 3 Get in Free! Bring 3 peonies from your garden to be displayed in Lan
Su Garden and receive a complimentary admission ticket to Lan Su.
May 28‐31 ‐ Northwest Peony Society’s Finest Peony Flowers on Display
All events free with admission. More information, schedule & admission is available at
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer. Enter the wonderland. Explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden and its history and meanings. From a story of a friendship between Portland and Suzhou, China to the meaning of the placement of plants.