In observance of the 200th anniversary of Hamilton’s founding, the Hamilton College Arboretum Association hosted the A.P. Saunders Tree Peony Fest on Saturday, May 26. A birthday cake to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the college’s charter was served.
Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge and Lead Horticulturist Dan Rouillier presented a seminar on A.P. Saunders and the hybridization of his world class peonies on College Hill from 1920-1940, and Rouillier demonstrated proper peony planting.