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Irises Galore--All Shapes, Sizes and Colors

Irises are my favorite flower so I love to visit these gardens every few years during bloom season... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Relaxing stroll

Beautiful garden, the largest iris garden in the country. Beautiful grounds. Check out all the... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Linda W
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474 Upper Mountain Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1523
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Irises are my favorite flower so I love to visit these gardens every few years during bloom season. Ever see tiny miniature iris? Giant bearded iris? Irises in almost every color known and previously unknown to horticulture? It is all here. Bring a camera, hat...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden, the largest iris garden in the country. Beautiful grounds. Check out all the estates along the way with massive front lawns. Run by volunteers so make sure you put some money in the donation jar when you enter. Check the schedule for music...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

It is small garden and the parking is only road side parking. Since it is open field, so you will need hat if you plan to stay there long for photo taking. Many different kind of iris for iris lover. The entrance is free. However...More

Thank tanje1
Reviewed September 6, 2017

During iris season -- late-Apr. through mid-Sept. -- it's the loveliest place in Montclair to take a peaceful and stimulating walk in parallel. There are 4,000 irises and iris gardens from around the world contribute to its collection, including Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

1  Thank M3659GGsarahs
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

The gardens are well maintained and the irises are in full bloom in May. They request a small donation when the flowers are in bloom. In June they frequently offer to sell the iris rhizomes (bulbs) that they divide for the next season. There is...More

3  Thank karencA6053NC
Reviewed July 19, 2017

When the irises bloom, you must take a trip to the Presby Gardens. Hundreds of tall irises in every color and pattern, varieties seen rarely elsewhere. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch. Irises bloom every June, so save the date for 2018 now!

3  Thank David R
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We went late June when many of the irises were past their best. Even so, it is absolutely delightful. The display of different varieties is amazing and my wife (who is the flower connoisseur) was very impressed and took loads of photos.

1  Thank clifft215
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Recommended especially during the annual May in Montclair event. Learn how tulip purists select and plant tulip bulbs so that they bloom in Very attractive patterns. It might make you more interested in botany and plant genetics. Recommended.

1  Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a remarkable garden, with over 10,000 irises, 1,500 varieties and over 100,000 blooms over the entire season. Like any other garden, it makes sense to inquire about the stage of the bloom. Visiting the garden in late May, we still...More

1  Thank Marc S
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This place is especially nice for events, like during Halloween! It is quiet and peaceful on most days.

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Judith C
May 29, 2018|
Response from tanje1 | Reviewed this property |
This place is on grass and not even ground. Probably not safe for people with walker or wheelchair. You can see those photos people post. However you can look at flowers from outside the garden.
Laila A
August 8, 2017|
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Response from jfdunphy1 | Reviewed this property |
not sure but there is a big event called May in Montclair so guessing it around then. Bird migration pattern is early May. This is Red tailed hawk territory