Chateau CharMarron
Peony Gardens

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Open hours starting March 25, 2015:

Wed, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
Thurs & Fri 12:30pm-6pm
Closed Mon & Tues


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 early April with tree peonies and continues from late 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

Look for our Peony Farm listing in the April 2010 issue of
Sunset Magazine in an article about peonies.


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 too. 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 200 varieties of herbaceous and tree peonies growing, we offer mature 3-9 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.  We provide cut-your-own fresh flowers here at the garden only during our peak bloom season in May-June. It is quite spectacular when our garden is in bloom with over 1000 peony plants.
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

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