HAYWOOD COUNTY — Head to Wildcat Ridge Farm during the month of May to enjoy beautiful peonies in bloom.

The farm on the bank of the Pigeon River specializes in growing, propagating and selling the finest herbaceous peonies and Itoh’s intersectional peonies plants and fresh peony cut flowers.

Wildcat Ridge Farm is a certified Appalachian grown farm, and boasts the largest collection of peonies in the state.

Open to the public during the month of May from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's free to visit, stroll the peony collection and enjoy a picnic along the river bank.

Located at 3553 Panther Creek Road. 828-246-7542 or www.wildcatridgefarm.com.