The peony days will start tomorrow in the Tallinn Botanic Garden

  • 2023-06-20

From June 21 to July 5, it is possible to get to know the exciting world of peonies and enjoy the midsummer flowering in the Tallinn Botanic Garden. Nearly 300 species, varieties and hybrids of peonies are exhibited.

During two weeks, visitors are invited to take part in excursions and curator classes, attend workshops, listen to a concert or walk independently among the fragrant flower beds. The most beautiful peony variety of the Tallinn Botanic Garden will be chosen with the help of visitors.

"It is definitely worth visiting the peonies exposition of the Tallinn Botanic Garden several times, because during the flowering period you can see different varieties, both the early and the late bloomers," recommends Anne Jaakson, the curator of the peonies exposition.

In the curator's class on June 28 and during the consultation day on July 1, Anne Jaakson teaches simple tricks to pay attention to at home so that the peonies would grow well. "In this year's high heat the flowers dry up very quickly. If possible, I recommend watering the peonies from time to time. Even more important is watering in the second half of summer, when the preparation for the next year begins," explains Jaakson.

All workshops, curator classes, excursions and the July 1 concert are included in the entrance ticket, except for Jaan Tätte's concert on Thursday, June 29.

The tradition of growing peonies as medicinal and beauty plants goes back several millennia in China, where these flowers symbolize royalty, wealth and beauty. The peony as an heirloom plant in Estonia was losing popularity at the beginning of this century, but now it has regained its glory, and varieties and hybrids with fascinating shapes and colours can be found in every garden.

Tallinn Botanic Garden is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00, including June 23 and 24. Due to the construction works in the parking area, it is recommended to use public transport or a taxi to get to the botanic garden.


 JUNE 25

12.00 excursion in Estonian (Anne Jaakson)

13.00 excursion in Russian (Maria Strukova)

13.00-15.00 flower making workshop (Pille Hermann)

11.00-16.00 plant sale (Mädapea manor’s flower garden)

11.00-16.00 sale of natural cosmetics (Ingli Pai)


17.00 curator class (Anne Jaakson)


20.00 Jaan Tätte's concert at the Rock Garden


12.00 "Green" tour in Russian (Maria Strukova)

13.00 concert, ensemble "Oma Band"

11.00-14.00 curator's consultation (Anne Jaakson)

11.00-16.00 plant sale (Mädapea manor’s flower garden)

 JULY 02

12.00 excursion in Estonian (Urmas Laansoo)

13.00-15.00 flower making workshop (Pille Hermann)

Registration for excursions at