Spring Hill Peony Farm Australia
Peony Plants – Bareroot April 2016
We will be at the Melbourne Farmers’ Markets again this year starting in Nov 2016
The Spring Hill Peony Farm is located in the Central Highlands in Victoria, one hour North-West of Melbourne. We grow peonies for the cut flower market and plants to be sold as roots in winter. The farm was established as a flower farm in 2001. We now have the Little Church which is available for weddings and events. www.littlechurch.com.au
Peony plants begin to flower, in our region at the start of November and finish towards the middle of December. Our plants flower later than other regions in Victoria due to the Central Ranges being a little bit colder. We also sell the bare root of the plant in May so you can grow your own peony flowers if you live in a very cold climate, 500m above sea level minimum.
In Spring, each peony stem is cut by hand, sorted, packaged and then kept in the cool room until they are loaded up on the weekends and taken to the Farmers’ Markets. We attend the Melbourne Farmer’s Markets and also the local Farmers’ Markets in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Spa Country areas. We supply the local florists in the region with the aim of reducing the amount of travel the flowers do before reaching you.
We use organic and sustainable practices on our farm and although we are not an Organic Certified Farm, we aim to be. We chip the weeds between the plants and we fertilise with organic fertiliser, manure, rock dust and lime.
Look through our pages on our site for the information you might need but also feel free to contact us for anything we may have missed.
Mac and Nicky Barry
A wedding at the Little Church which is part of the Spring Hill Peony Farm.