Visiting the Peony Fields of Adelman Peony Gardens in Oregon

Peonies are such lovely flowers and, the fields of flowers are even more enchanting! After visiting the peony fields in Salem, OR I learned that there are more than 200 different Peony varieties! There were so many pretty colors all around the fields that had my head spinning! I wanted to go up and down every row of blooming flowers! It was truly spectacular! 

The Adelman Peony Garden has been on my bucket list since I first heard about it a few years ago. I wanted to go ever since but missed the blooming season. The visiting window is small beginning mid-April to mid-June. 

We ended up going twice to the peony fields in just one season! It was that good! 

The first visit I made to the peony fields was on Mother's Day, for a Mother's Day picnic. Peonies make such a dreamy backdrop for a picnic! I couldn't have chosen a better location. A Mother's Day picnic has been a yearly tradition for us and I am convinced I will want to go each year to see the peonies in full bloom. 

I came back a second time around to shoot our mommy and me dress release which I have been so excited about! It was so much fun to take pictures here with my mini. Several of the flowers were in full bloom and beautiful.

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When is the best time to visit the Peony Fields? 

The best time to visit peony fields would be the height of their blooming season which is around Memorial Day. It can vary each year depending on the weather of course. But here's a general idea: 

  • Late April: Early blooming varieties
  • Mid-May: Main blooming season
  • Early June: Late blooming varieties and intersectional peonies
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How much does it cost to visit the Adelman Peony garden in Oregon? 

It is free to get in and visit the garden, April 27th – June 15th from 9 am to 6 pm Daily.

Of course, this can change in the future. As of now, this is the open house time posted on their website. They don't sell any food or drinks on site but they encourage picnicking. You can pack your food to hang out in the gardens with. You can also purchase flowers on-site, whether a bouquet or a potted flower to plant at home. 

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Popular Peony Farms Worth Visiting in Oregon

  1. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, OR. The images in this article were all taken at this location.  
  2. Brooks Garden Peonies in Brooks/Salem OR
  3. There are likely more I have yet to discover, and when I do I will update this list. 

The peony fields don't have any activities like the pumpkin patch or the tulip festival, but there is plenty to do. Walking up and down the dreamy rows of peonies is enjoyable in and of itself. My kids had a great time walking and running all around. We brought our dog along for the ride. He was so excited to be there! 

My kids loved watching the big, fuzzy, and cute bumble bees that were buzzing all around the peonies. These pollinators were really fun to watch bounce from flower to flower. It made for a mini-educational moment where we got to talk about how bees help plants and how they turn pollen into honey. 

Visiting the field has inspired me to start my own peony garden. I want to fill my yard with these beautiful big blossoms. I envision a lush pink and white garden with a cottagecore vibe. Needless to say, I ended up bringing home a few peonies to plant and grow my garden! 

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