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Celebrate peony season at Romswood Farm this spring
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.
Pick your own Peonies
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.
Children can enjoy nature walks to look out for some of the furry creatures who also call Romswood home. They will love the wombat walk. Ask for a map at the entry which will take them past various parts of the garden and wombat burrows. The children follow the map to various 'stations,' stamp their map and collect a prize (treat) from the gift shop. On Sundays, there are guided wombat walks at 12 and 2 for anyone who wants to join in.
Romswood sells peonies to a variety of florists in and around Melbourne. Not only can you pick your own on Romswood Open Day, but they will also be bought by the bunch or as plants.
Peonies are commonly used in beauty, skin, and hair products, for their scent as well as their desired therapeutic benefits.
At Romswood Peony Farm they make and sell a range of products such as candles and diffusers. The Romswood scent - is a combination of fragrances including peonies, lilies, tuberose, orange blossom, balanced with musk, sandalwood and amarett.