Flower power: Massive peony bloom near medical campus (photo gallery)
Just steps away from the main medical campus, on Washington Heights near C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, thousands of peony flowers have burst into bloom.
The annual blossoming at the U-M Peony Garden, part of the Nichols Arboretum that hugs the banks of the Huron River just east of the hospital complex, only lasts a week or so. Stop by before or after work or on a lunch hour to take in the sights and scents of the garden this week, before the blooms fade. And recommend the garden to patients!
The garden dates back nearly 100 years, to a gift from W.E. Upjohn, M.D., a graduate of the U-M Medical School, pharmaceutical pioneer and peony collector. Read more about him and the garden’s history.