International Peony-Symposium with Exhibition Munich 2005

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Organised by the Peony Specialist Group of the Gesellschaft der Staudenfreunde e.V. and the Botanical Garden München-Nymphenburg

May 07. - 08.


3rd German Peony Exhibition with Peony sale in the Munich Botanical Garden.

Mainly herbaceous peony species and tree peonies from the suffruticosa-group will be shown.


Saturday, May 7, 14:00 – 18:00 Sunday, May 8 10:00 – 17:00


Munich Botanical Garden, Winterhalle (left hand of the main entrance)


everybody is invited to show the flowers from his own garden. Namecards are available for download here



07. - 08. Mai


International Peony Symposium

7. Mai

New Results of the Research on the Evolution and Taxonomy of the Genus Paeonia


Dr. Carsten Burkhardt (chairman of the German Peony Group): Opening & Introduction


Donald Smith, USA: The impact of modern science on the classification of the Genus Paeonia

<< I have studied this topic extensively in the last few years and I believe that the recent Halda book has introduced considerable and unnecessary confusion to this topic. I would relish an opportunity to try to set the record straight by summarizing the results of numerous DNA studies on peonies published during the last 15 years that were completely ignored by Halda. >>


Prof. Hong Deyuan, Beijing, China (Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Botany, Beijing): Evolution and Taxonomy of the caucasian and mediterranean herbaceous peonies.

<< Nobody has influenced our sight on the taxonomy of the peonies more than him! More than 20 publications have cleared up many confusions. He will report about his fieldworks of the last years. Biographical data here>>


Pavle Cikovac, Serbia and Montenegro: 'Distribution and ecology of Paeonia daurica Andrews in the litoral dinaric Mt. Orjen 1893 m - Serbia and Montengro'


Gian Lupo Osti, Roma, Italia: Introduction of his new book 'Il libre delle Peonie mediterranee'/ Engl. Edition: „The book of mediterranean Peonies“

<< Gian Lupo Osti is well known though his book on the tree peonies, which describes his first peony travels to China in the early 1990-ies. He will introduce his recently published book on mediterrenean peonies, in its english language edition.>>




Opening Exhibition


Guided tour through the Botanical Garden (the pictures below are taken in the garden in 2003)


Preussler, public slideshow on peonies, in german language

<< Lifelong breeder of peonies and poppies, as retired gardener in the Staudengärtnerei Gräfin von Zeppelin he reports on his practical experiences>>

8. Mai

Goals and results of peony breeding in the 21st century


Prof. Wang Lianying (College of Landscape and Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083): Diversity of Chinese Tree Peonies

<< Known in the West as Editor of the book „The Chinese Tree Peony“, she is the President of the Chinese Peony Association and breeder and selector of numerous tree peonies >>


Donald Smith, USA: A Tour Trough the Wonderful World of Intersectional Peonies. You can download the presentation here.

<< The present editor of the Newsletter „Paeonia - A hybridizer's Newsletter“ and active breeder guides us through this most fascinating family of plants >>


Prof. Cheng Fangyun, (College of Landscape and Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083): Paeonia rockii and its cultivars

<< The foremost expert on the north-west chinese tree peony cultivar group. Reports on breeding, cultivation and his new book >>


Dr. Carsten Burkhardt: 7 years Web Project Paeonia - Resumée & outlook

Organisational Matters


Botanical Institute, Botanical Garden Munich


Not necessary, we have place for 200 people in the lecture room of the Botanical Institute


Entrance is free, but we're happy for a donation to cover the costs of the Symposium


Hotel am Krone Park, Kemeterstr. 55, 82140 Neu-Esting, Tel. 08142-2920 fax –18706 Hotel double room 75.00 and less expensive in the pension double room 55.00

Hotel Landsberger Hof, Bodenseestr. 32, 81243 München, Tel. 089-881805, -886968, fax –8340426 double room from 85.00

by foot:

Edelweiß Parkhotel Garni, Menzinger Str. 103, 80997 München, Tel. 089-8111001 fax –81039982 double room from 95.00

Komforthotel Amalienring - Garni, Amalienburgstr. 24, 81247 München, Tel. 089-891155-0 fax –11 double room from 89.00

Hotel Villa am Schlosspark, Hieberplatz 3-5, 81247 München, Tel. 089-8119073, fax –8110299 double room from 86.00

how to find:

from airport to the garden: (if not with Taxi): with the local train S1 to junction point „Laim“, change to S2 direction „Petershausen“ until „Obermenzing“ (circle on the map). Nearby the hotels „by foot“and the garden

from Airpot to Neu-Esting: S8 direction Naunhofen until Esting. Hotel am Krone Park appr. 1 km.

This page is part of the website of the German peony specialist group.