MPS is a regional peony society in Minnesota whose mission is to promote interest and appreciation on the growing of peonies, with educational programs and events as appropriate to members and to the public.
MPS invites you to explore our online information on Peony Culture and News and Events. All are welcome to become members which includes newsletter subscription and special member events.
The Minnesota Peony Society auction is planned for September 26th but with some changes. Our venue is usually held at Bachman’s Heritage Room on Lyndale but due to Covid-19 restrictions MPS has decided to move the auction. It will be held in Cologne, MN at the Lions Park Pavilion, the home of the Lins’s Peony Collection. Those of you who were members several years ago may remember this location as our site for our annual picnic and members peony show. Look to the events page for further information.
The Pavilion at the Lions Park in Cologne, MN is an outdoor shelter with full facilities. Parking is a few feet away. We will have lots of space for social distancing so please follow COVID-19 guidelines if planning to attend. There will be special instructions posted on the events page for the auction. We plan to have a very good selection of peony roots available that will be ready for fall planting.
The auction is a few days away! So far there are close to 100 items available. This auction is packed with a great assortment of fine peonies including favorites as well as rarities. Click on the following link to see a partial list (with pictures) of what MPS will be offering. More items are listed on the events page.