I started to create Peony Garden ” Ziedoņi ” ten years ago. During this time, the number of peony varieties has come close to two hundred and we can be proud of one of the largest collections in Latvian. I have collected the best peony varieties from near and distant countries – America, France, Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands and Latvia. My latest collection is tree peonies. I started it four years ago and now the collection has grown to 30 varieties. The next challenge – crossing peony varieties and selection of new varieties.
Peony garden ” Ziedoņi ” grows also bearded irises, Siberian irises, daylillies, as well as less familiar decorative plants – yucca and Eremurus. I am member of the Latvian Plant Nursery Association and I participate in major plant fairs in Latvian.
The rich collections and beautiful garden attract many flower fans and „garden tourists” therefore annually in mid-June we organize Peony garden festival. In 2017 it will take place for the fourth time.
We have discovered that peony roots is also an effective constituent of beauty products. Peony roots contain valuable glycosides (paenol and paenoflorine), which act as antioxidants, therefore peony root has rejuvenating, balancing, antibacterial and healing properties. We have created natural cosmetic brand PEO which offers face and body oils, scrubs, balms and other beauty products with valuable peony root.
See you in Peony garden “Ziedoņi”!