Cricket Hill Garden

28th Annual Peony Festival

We invite you to Cricket Hill Garden’s 28th anniversary peony festival this spring. You are invited to join peony lovers from near and far at Peony Heaven to see a rare collection of mature peonies in a lovely, peaceful setting. Some of the tree peonies in our display garden are reaching an impressive size and age, with many plants now over 25 years old. 

Our tree peonies will begin to bloom the week of May 15th. Expect a good show of tree peonies to about  May 31st. We anticipate that the herbaceous and intersectional peonies will bloom as they usually do, starting near the third week of May. Call us at (860) 283-1042 or email us ( for bloom updates.

Special Garden Event: Sunday, May 14th, May 21st and May 28th

2:00 pm to 2:30 - Dan Furman will lead a garden walk to discuss what we are growing and what is in bloom. Bring your walking shoes for our hillside garden. Limited to 20 participants.

If you are in the area of northwestern Connecticut, please come and say hello, stroll the garden, bring a picnic to eat by the pond, and most of all, enjoy the peonies. The garden is open during business hours and there is no admission fee.

We have a good selection of peonies, fruit trees and berry bushes potted up in our sales area. Come take a look and find something new to add to your garden.

Our garden and nursery is located in the picturesque hills of northwestern Connecticut, Litchfield county. There are many restaurants, state parks and endless hiking trails in the area. Have a look here for a little peak at what our leafy corner of Connecticut has to offer.

You can spend the night at Peony Heaven! We offer a cozy room amid the serenity of our garden. See details here.

Cricket Hill Garden Nursery Hours 2017

To April 27th: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

April 28th to June 18th: Display garden & nursery open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. We are closed on Mondays. The exception will be Memorial Day Monday, which is always a good bloom day. 

After June 18th: By appointment only, please call ahead before visiting in late June and during the summer.

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