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Kathleen Gagan

– Peony’s Envy –

Seminar Topic: The Top Ten Questions you never knew to ask about growing Peonies

Date & Time: March 30, 4:30pm

An interactive presentation and pictorial guide that answers the questions we get from customers most often. The best way to learn a ton about peonies in a short amount of time. Great for beginner to advanced gardeners.


Kathleen Gagan, owner and founder of Peony’s Envy gives lectures and workshops on peonies: care, planting, cultivation, propagation and garden design across the country.

She has presented at the Scott Arboretum Hardy Plant Conference, Longwood Gardens, the Hortus Club of New York, the Martha Stewart Living Show, as well as national Fl­ower shows and garden clubs.

Kathleen is currently on the GCA National Speaker List. She is a linguist and international corporate communications consultant turned lady farmer. After a successful life overseas, where she became ­fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, Kathleen returned home to New Jersey to a life as an entrepreneur.

She grows peonies because of their resilience, deer-resistance, and beauty. Peony’s Envy Nursery and Display Gardens has one of the most extensive collections of tree and herbaceous peonies in the Northeast. The gardens are laid out over an 8-acre property with trails that meander throughout the peony collections. They feature over 50,000 peony plants with over 500 distinct cultivars. Four major types of peonies are highlighted in the garden: woodland, tree, herbaceous, and intersectional.

Peony’s Envy ships peonies nationwide from September through May.

Kathleen attends ­flower shows and horticultural events nationwide throughout the year; and she opens the nursery and display garden to the public in New Jersey for the spring bloom season and again in the fall for bare root sales.