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About Us

 Welcome to ‘Peony Paradise’, the online home of Adelman Peony Gardens! We grow a large collection of peonies covering about twenty acres near Salem, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. We grow more than 250 varieties for in our fields.

 Jim & Carol 2009

 We are Jim & Carol Adelman and we live in the farm community of Brooks, just north of Salem, Oregon. We raised our 5 children on this farm growing crops such as peppermint, peaches, hazelnuts, and grass for seed, with our main crop for 25 years being apples. We also custom harvested tree fruits, sweet cherries, pie cherries, prunes, and hazelnuts for other farmers.
 We have evolved over the years and in 1993 planted our first peonies as a crop. Our goal was to give a customer experience not previously available for peony-lovers: provide big blocks of color with grass walkways so guests could really experience the growing habits and lovely flowers of the peony. During bloom season flowers are on display in vases in our sales area for guests to enjoy. Cut flowers and potted peony plants are available for purchase. We ship bare root peonies to customers around the world in the Fall.

 The Crew

 Jim and I (Carol) oversee the entire company. We are the "owls" of the operation, passing on our knowledge of peonies to the next two generations. Our son, Steve is the operations manager. His daughter, Kady manages the retail sales and office. Together we strive to provide the highest quality peonies available.  


The American Peony Society sponsors a judged flower Show annually. Adelman Peony Gardens has been awarded ‘Best of Show’ for 8 of the last 13 years.  Our Best of Show Winners: 2003- Coral Charm, 2004- Garden Treasure, 2005- Garden Treasure, 2006- Coral Charm, 2008- Brother Chuck, 2009- Stellar Charm, 2012- Hephestos, 2013- Boreas.  We will be traveling to the Hyatt in Green Bay, Wisconsin the first part of June, to show our flowers at the American Peony Society Convention. Adelman flowers are spectacular! 

 2013 A.P.S. Convention

 Carol at the 2013 American Peony Society Convention

We enjoy sharing God’s exquisite creation, the peony, with you.