Long Valley Peonies

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A Peony Farm in the Country»

On a lovely day in June, I rode out to Long Valley to see a Peony Farm amidst rolling hills and small historic towns. Peonies, known as the King of Flowers for the large blooms, have come into vogue in New Jersey in the past decade. There are a few places in the state to see them en masse at peak bloom, including the Long Valley Peony Farm.IMG_7886Long Valley Peonies is a small family-run farm, established in 2011.  With over 60 varieties of peonies scattered across several fields, it was beautiful sight to see on the morning of my visit.IMG_7888The farm is open to the public only a few days per week in late May/ early June. Commercial photography is not allowed, thought there were plenty of hobbyists walking the fields and taking photos. They do not charge admission, but have a farm stand where it’s suggested you make a purchase after touring the farm…I brought a lovely bouquet home.IMG_7867


Location: 227 W Mill Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Designation: Farm

Date established/designated: 2011

Date of my visit: June 6, 2020

26 thoughts on “Long Valley Peonies

  1. We have friends in Long Valley but the farm wasn’t there when we lived in that area. I am going to forward your blog to them and maybe we can see them when we next go that way.

  2. What a great idea. Getting to see so many peonies, without having them in your yard with all the ants, aphids and wind mess. We used to have peonies at our old house. It was tough to keep them looking good, but they were a beautiful bloom. Thanks for sharing. Allan

    1. Funny you say that…I asked the lady at the stand why the flowers weren’t crawling with ants the way mine were in my yard. She said mine must have still been at the stage where they are producing sap….hers weren’t.

  3. Looks like a great place to visit, very uplifting. I particularly like the first (low-level) shot, with the striking carmine(?) blossoms in the foreground, contrasting with the paler flowers and wooded hills beyond. It works perfectly as your banner image for this post.

    1. There’s another one further south and East called Peony’s Envy with a fantastic display garden. I couldn’t get there this year within the narrow bloom window. Btw, I was at Campgaw yesterday on the Hemlock trail…do you know what the stone ruins are from? Can’t seem to find the info

      1. I will have to check them out! I looked into and cannot find information on the stone ruins on the Hemlock Trail. If I see anything in the future I will let you know!

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