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May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$125.00
The peony is considered Japan’s “most noble of flowers”. Following the tragedy on September 11th, a town in Shimane Prefecture, Japan wanted to express a gesture of healing and solidarity towards the United States. They sent the Rockefeller State Park Preserve a gift of 500 peonies. Join the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve for a community based cocktail and buffet celebration and see the breathtaking Japanese peony garden in bloom! A fundraiser for the Friends and ongoing projects in the Preserve, the evening features a fine art exhibit and a flower show presented by local gardening clubs. Floral arrangements will be available to bid on in a silent auction. The celebration will be held under a tent in the Visitor’s Center courtyard. Photo courtesy of Laurence Gill. Please register at: https://www.friendsrock.org/peony-celebration