Picnic With the Peonies

Enjoy a picnic and the beautiful blooming peonies at Picnic With the Peonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 (see available times below).

After taking a stroll through the picturesque Peony Garden, check in at the Meadow for your reserved table (seats up to 8), which will include two bottles of wine (or champagne and orange juice!*) and a charcuterie board from The Charcuterie Company to share. A cash bar will be available so you can sip as you savor the season at Allerton! Purchase additional items for your picnic at The Greenhouse Cafè, or bring your own picnic additions (no outside alcohol is permitted).

There will also be music in the Meadow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. both days: Billy Galt Saturday and Lisa & Tom on Sunday!

Register for one of the following time slots:

Saturday, May 18: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. , 1-3 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

$100/table (seats up to 8). Register here by 5 p.m. on May 10. Quantities are limited and all sales are final.

*Mimosas are only an option for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. time slots.

Complete your visit with an overnight stay on Friday, May 17 in one of our guesthouses. View rooms here and make your reservation online or by calling 217-333-3287.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Jordan Zech at jmgiffor@illinois.edu.


May 18 2024


10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 18 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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