Cricket Hill Garden website. This nursery, in Thomaston, CT specializes in Chinese tree peonies. The Cricket Hill website said that there was a peony festival held in May thru mid-June and that everyone was welcome to tour their gardens.
Thomaston is about 1 hour from Wilton, but worth the trip. The gardens were fantastic. There were hundreds of tree peonies and herbaceous peonies in bloom. Umbrellas are placed over the plants to protect the blooms from the sun and provide a longer bloom time.
There are whimsical glass sculptures scattered throughout the gardens. If you are in the Thomaston area, I would definitely recommend stopping to view these beautiful flowers.