Songjiang Peony Festival kicked off on April 10 at Songjiang District’s Xinbang Peony Park, the biggest peony park in East China. The festival will run through May 10. Activities such as the peony painting exhibition and the garden party will be held. More than 160 varieties of peony in nine colors and 60 herbaceous peony varieties are grown on 6.66 hectares of land in the park. Visitors also have the opportunity to appreciate the rarest peony varieties. The peony is estimated to be in full blossom next week.