Sengan-en Winter Peonies
Enjoy beautiful winter flowers in straw houses that protect against the cold and snow
Come and enjoy beautiful winter peonies in straw houses that protect against the cold and snow. The flowers are tricked into blooming during winter by carefully adjusting the temperature which they are grown in. Called fuyu-botan in Japanese, these out of season flowers blooming in the cold winter are a reminder that spring is only a few months away.
There are several varieties of peony on display at Sengan-en, some of which carry the Shimadzu name. Make sure to stop by and see the display against the spectacular backdrop of active volcano and Sakurajima.