The Red Hill Peony Estate is an exceptional floral, architectural and historic experience – it is also the first peony farm in the region. The Holmes/Sheehan family have lived on the property for 132 years.
Peonies have been used as medicinal plants for at least two thousand years. The peony flower was referred to in ancient Greece as “the Queen of all herbs” and the ancient Chinese considered the “tree peony” to be the “King of flowers”.
Herbaceous peonies only grow in cool climates with cold winters such as the Mornington Peninsula as they need the cold to help trigger the development of the flower bud.
Flaunting voluptuous blooms, they come in an array of colours from white through pink to red and mauve and in ruffled single and double forms and are very fragrant.