Swenson Gardens is truly a family affair! Love for peonies came from their grandparents many years ago. The Swenson family love arose after seeing the vibrant yellow color of Bartzella in bloom, a plant that still stands to be a family favorite. In 2002, they planted their first commercial bare-root peonies on 1 ½ acres of leased land. After five years of caring for the plants and learning more about the market, they decided to cast a bigger vision. In 2007, they purchased a 40-acre farm near Howard Lake, Minnesota where they now nurture thousands of peony plants in hundreds of different varieties. Growing peonies without chemicals, fungicides, and pesticides has been a mainstay of their business since the beginning. Now, Swenson Gardens is the largest chemical-free peony grower in the world. Plenty of hard work and love goes into growing peonies the natural way, God’s way.