Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Essex County, New Jersey

May 12, 2010

Presby Iris Garden, Permission

The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturalist and a founder of The American Iris Society. This living museum, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites, offers a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world. (Photo credit: Irene Jeruss)

Bloom Status

Our miniature dwarf and standard dwarf bearded irises are currently blooming along our fence.

Due to recent warm weather, the tall bearded irises are blooming ahead of schedule.  Plan a visit between Friday, May 7 and Sunday, June 6.  Peak bloom is expected around May 22, but there will be blooms through the end of May.

The gardens are open for viewing daily, Monday, May 10 – Sunday, June 6, including weekends and holidays, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Click here for our “Music in the Iris Garden” Weekend Schedule

12658045481597517979webcam-1_svg_medClick here to view the iris garden live via the Essex County webcam!

Bloom of the Week “Pretty Butterfly”
Sass, 1949


Presby Iris Gardens, Permission


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