Chateau CharMarron
Peony Gardens

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The gardens are closed for garden viewing
but we will be available for purchases by
appointment year round. Shipping
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Last day to order is Dec. 30.


Chateau CharMarron Peony Gardens is located in San Jose within the
San Francisco Bay Area, high above Milpitas overlooking the Calaveras Reservoir.

View of the Calaveras Reservoir from our farm

We have more than 240 peony varieties under cultivation. Our bloom season begins in late March with tree peonies and continues from mid April through early June with our herbaceous peonies. Garden visits are welcomed most days during our bloom time.

We are also available other times  of the year by appointment or if you are feeling lucky just drop by as we are working in the gardens throughout the year. Bare root shipping is only available from Aug 15 - Dec 31. Potted plants are available all year at our gardens. Please contact us for an appointment or variety availability or map & directions. While enjoying your visit to our gardens, sample our wonderful Tuscan Olive Oil.


Our Peony Garden

The Mighty Mo    Paula Fay    August Dessert    Martha Bullock    Avalanche  

We began as a tall bearded iris grower but because of the great interest that our visitors had in our collection of herbaceous peonies, in 2002 we began offering herbaceous peonies and discontinued our iris garden. The demand for our new nursery products increased and in 2006 we started to import tree peonies from China to the delight of our many customers. Now with over 200 varieties of herbaceous and tree peonies growing, we offer mature 3-5 eye divisions of herbaceous peonies in 5 gal. containers and 2-4 year tree peonies any time of the year at the garden or for shipping bare root only in the fall. It is quite spectacular when our garden is in bloom with over 1000 peony plants in our display garden.
Chestine GowdyShaoyao Herbaceous Peonies   
                 Growing Peonies Information
ShimaNishikiMudan Tree Peonies 
Bartzella Itoh (Intersectional)

   Check out our collection of
Ganzu mudan from China's Ganzu Province
also known as paeonia rockii

New limited quantity tree
peonies are here

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