Dove River Peonies — Sunday 15 November — 2 pm
Venue is 722 Dovedale Rd on the north side of the road, across the Dove River. Heading SE from Dovedale it is 3.4 km past the Thorn Rd junction. Otherwise from Wakefield head NW on Pigeon Valley Rd for about 14 km, some of it winding and metal.
Refreshments will be available.
Dot says: “We have a river crossing in our driveway which at that time of year has very little water in it but it is stony so a 4×4 or SUV can cross it easily but a low bottomed car might have difficulty. Otherwise there is parking on the roadside and a swing bridge that people can use to access the property on foot if they prefer.”
Dove River Peonies is a family business run by Georgia and Dot and dedicated to producing quality Peony based products to enable customers to benefit from the amazing qualities found within the White Peony root. They say: “We’re an established Peony Nursery, although almost all our stems are grown for the export market. Our interest and product research and development with the incredible properties of the Peony Root has now grown into a business in its own right. We produce a range of Peony Root based cremes for sensitive, dry itchy skin, eczema and psoriasis, and soaps for sensitive skin. Our scented range of soaps will invigorate, awaken, pamper and nourish your skin.
We have developed special blends of teas and infusions of Peony Root, Chinese Green Teas, and other complementary ingredients – all natural of course. Each Tea is specially blended with a specific purpose in mind. From simple relaxation, or rejuvenation, to specific ailments and conditions.
White Peony Root is also known as: Paeonia lactiflora, Bai Shao Yao, Chinese Peony. Constituents: Paeoniflorin, paeonol, paeonin, albiflorin, triterpenoids, sitosterol. Parts used: Root, dried and shaved or grated or ground into a powder.
Typical preparations: Teas, tinctures, encapsulations, almost always used with other herbs.”