The Society for Japanese Irises Display Gardens is a network of gardens whose owners are willing to have them open to the public during the bloom season. One of the best ways to learn more about Japanese irises is to visit gardens that have a good assortment of cultivars. Most owners are also willing to explain how to grow them well and a few may even show you some of their hybrids which are being evaluated for introduction. When visiting a display garden it is important to remember that you are a guest and that you should be considerate and follow the guidelines below.
- Always make advance arrangements for your visit via letter, phone, or email.
- Keep to your arrangement or, if not possible, let the owner know of your change in plans.
- Use public facilities before you arrive at the garden. It is the garden that is on display, not the owner’s private home. Note some gardens do have public facilities ask when making your advanced arrangement.
- Small children and pets are not encouraged; if it is necessary to bring them along, be sure to keep them under control at all times.
- Do not pick flowers, even those which have gone by (they might represent a desired cross); also, resist the temptation to pull “weeds”.
- Most host will welcome your questions but remember that their time may be limited so do not prolong the conversation if they start to fidget.
16815 Falls Road, Upperco, MD 21155
410-374-4788 [email protected]
mid June-early July (300); hyb; sales; Siberian irises, peonies, rhododendrons, daffodils, rock garden plants, general perennials
Jim and Jill Copeland
78118 M-40, Lawton, MI 49065
269-624-1968 [email protected]
late June-July (200); hyb; heaths, heathers, daylilies, trees
Don and Sue Delmez
3240 Connecticut Ave., St. Charles, MO 63301
early-mid June (250); hyb; sales; general perennials
37 Brownstone Ln., Elverson, PA 19520
610-901-3662 [email protected]
Siberian iris late May-early June
Japanese iris Mid-June to Mid-July
Collection of Siberian, Pseudata, and 75 named Japanese Irises
George and Carol Boyce
520 Dairy Road, Palmerton, PA 18071-5923
610-824-8198 [email protected]
Collection from hybridizers across the nation and our own seedling beds. Lilacs, day-lilies, hosta, arboretum
Swan Lake Iris Gardens
822 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Iris ensata bloom, late May-early June
Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden
Terry and Barbara Aitken
608 N. W. 119 St., Vancouver, WA 98685-3802
360-573-4472 [email protected]
mid-late June (200); hyb; sales; all types of irises, orchids
CASCADIA IRIS GARDENS
Patrick and Margaret Spence
PO Box 1062; 3011 134 Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
425-770-5984 [email protected]
late June early July ( 300); hyb; sales; all types of irises, daylilies, peonies
MT PLEASANT IRIS FARM
PO Box 346, 12 Marble Road, Washougal, WA 98671-0346
360-835-1016 [email protected]
mid-May-early July (200+); hyb; sales; Japanese iris, Laevigata iris, Siberian iris
Willie and Jeannine Hublau
Steenweg Op Borgloon 37A, 3830 Wellen, Belgium
mid June-mid July (350); hyb; daffodils, hosta, daylilies, peonies, poppies, rock garden plants
HARBOUR BREEZES DAYLILIES and JAPANESE IRISES
10099 Hwy #7, Salmon River Bridge, Head of Jeddore,
Nova Scotia, Canada BOJ 1 PO
902-889-3179 [email protected]
early-late July (100+) Daylilies (800+) Perennials