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Hamilton College Arboretum Association to Host Tree Peony Fest

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Location: Hamilton College's Grant Garden (behind the Elihu Root House on College Hill Road)

Link: http:// www.hamilton.edu/arboretum

Event Description

A.P. Saunders Tree Peony Fest in observance of the 200th anniversary of Hamilton College’s founding. A birthday cake to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the college’s charter will be served. The community is invited to see the Saunders peonies at their peak and stroll the shaded paths of Root Glen.

Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge and Lead Horticulturist Dan Rouillier will present a seminar on A.P. Saunders and the hybridization of his world class peonies on College Hill from 1920-1940. The horticulture of peonies will be covered from hybridization to harvesting blooms. Root Glen tree and garden tours will conclude the festivities.
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