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‘Festival of Peonies in Bloom’ in Clyde

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Wildcat Ridge Farm will open its riverside property in Clyde for the 2019 “Festival of Peonies in Bloom” between May 4 – 31. The farm will be open to the public during the peony blooming season, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
The flower-loving public is invited to stroll among the peonies, paint en plein air or pack a picnic lunch and relax alongside the Pigeon River.
Wildcat Ridge Farm is a riverside haven, located on the edge of Clyde and Crabtree, just off I-40, and is owned by long-time Haywood county residents, chef Ricardo and Suzanne Fernandez.
“We feature the largest collection of peonies in the state of North Carolina, including both types of peonies — Herbaceous and Intersectional Itoh,” said chef Ricardo. “Come and select cut flowers for your home, office, or special events such as weddings — or a select a peony plant for your replanting in your garden at home this fall.”
In addition to the peonies, Wildcat Ridge Farm is the location of the Yin Yurt, a luxury yurt, available for rent on Airbnb. The fully-equipped yurt has a bedroom with king bed, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, dining area, full kitchen with breakfast bar, full bath, wraparound deck with river view and garden fire-pit for enjoying sunsets.
“Those who want to spend a few days amongst the fragrant peony blooms should book a stay at Yin Yurt, perched above the peony beds and the Pigeon River,” Suzanne said.
For more information about Yin Yurt, visit Airbnb at
For information on the peonies at Wildcat Ridge Farm, visit


May 4 @ 10:00 am
May 31 @ 4:00 pm


Wildcat Ridge Farm
3553 Panther Creek Rd.
Clyde, NC 28721


Chef Ricardo Fernandez