Rosendale in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sissonís Peony Gardens
Jesse and his wife, Marie, expanded the gardens to cover 5 acres and include 2500 varieties of peonies. Sissonís Peony Gardens became a state landmark and was recognized as such by Gov. Warren Knowles in 1968.
Jesse developed several new peonies and three of them are registered with the American Peony Society: the Owen F. Hughes, the Kathryn E. Manuel, and the Tinka Phillips, named for Phillipsí grandfather, aunt, and daughter respectively.
The gardens were sold in 1979 and much of the land was used for residential development. In 2005 the surviving Windmill Garden was purchased by James and Emejean Westphal and donated to the Rosendale Historical Society to begin restoration.
Location. 43° 48.567′ N, 88° 40.514′ W. Marker is in Rosendale, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosendale WI 54974, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Raube Road Site (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Ripon (approx. 8.4 miles away); Birthplace of Republican Party (approx. 8.4 miles away); Birthplace of the Republican Party (approx. 8.4 miles away); 401 Watson Street (approx. 8.5 miles away); Ripon College (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Congregational Church of Ripon (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ceresco (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.