Carol and Jim 2015

Nice to Meet You

Welcome to the Adelman Peony Gardens’ website!! We grow a large collection of peonies covering about thirty acres in the small community of Brooks near Salem, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. We now have at least 500 named peonies growing in our fields.

Owners, Jim & Carol Adelman purchased the farm property back in 1974. They raised five children here and farmed the land, originally growing crops such as peppermint, peaches, hazelnuts, and grass for seed, with the main crop being apples for 25 years.

In 1993, the Adelmans planted their first peonies as a crop. Their goal was to give a customer experience, not previously available for peony lovers, by providing blocks of color with spacious grass walkways allowing guests to experience the Peony flowers up close. In 1995, was the first year, that they invited the public to come visit at the farm. From there on, the operation has slowly grown into what it is today. The gardens are open to the public, during bloom time every spring for visitors and plant collectors. After open season, our gardens are closed as we ship bare root peonies to customers around the world in the Fall.

Our Crew

Jim and Carol Adelman established and continue to oversee the entire company. They have passed along their knowledge to the second and third generation of Adelman Peony Gardens’ growers. Steve Adelman is the operations manager, and his daughter, Kady Adelman manages the retail sales and office. Together, the Adelman family and longtime crew members strive to provide our customers with the highest quality peonies available.

The Crew 2013
Carol 2013 American Peony Society

Carol at the 2013 American Peony Society Convention


The American Peony Society sponsors a judged flower show annually. Adelman Peony Gardens has been awarded Best of Show for 11 of the last 20 years with the American Peony Society. Each year the American Peony Society Convention is held in a different location around the country.

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
  • 2017 - Hephestos
  • 2022 - Pastelegance
  • 2023 - Sonoma YeDo

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