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Romswood Peony Farm has cancelled its annual November open days but you will still be able to go and pick your own. Marco Polo described peonies as: 'Roses as big as cabbages.' And peonies do have the visual charms of roses due to their delicate buds, that then unfurl into blousy blooms.
Located in Kerrie, in the Macedon Ranges, Romswood Farm has been growing peonies since the mid-1990s. The cool climate of the region creates perfect peony growing conditions, echoing those of the imperial gardens of China where the peony originated and continues to be revered as a symbol of peace, stability, distinction and wealth.
You will see both herbaceous and tree peony varieties and the grounds boast many other beautiful examples of flowers in bloom as well as stunning trees. The sheer size and the vibrancy of the colour of the flowers is something to behold.
Romswood is thought to have Australia's largest variety of peonies and here is your chance to pick your own. If you choose buds to take home, you can watch them unfurl into immense, blousy blooms.