Display Gardens

Display Gardens

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.

AMERICA

MARYLAND

Draycott Gardens
Carol Warner
16815 Falls Road, Upperco, MD 21155
410-374-4788     draycott@qis.net
mid June-early July (300); hyb; sales; Siberian irises, peonies, rhododendrons, daffodils, rock garden plants, general perennials
www.draycott-gardens.com
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MICHIGAN

Ensata Gardens
John Coble and Bob Bauer
9823 E. Michigan Ave., Galesburg, MI 49053
269-665-7500     ensata@aol.com
late June (150); hyb; sales; Siberian iris, hosta collection, daylilies
www.ensata.com

Jim and Jill Copeland
78118 M-40, Lawton, MI 49065
269-624-1968     jandjcope@aol.com
late June-July (200); hyb; heaths, heathers, daylilies, trees
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MISSOURI

Don and Sue Delmez
3240 Connecticut Ave., St. Charles, MO 63301
636-399-0472
early-mid June (250); hyb; sales; general perennials
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NEW JERSEY

Presby Memorial Iris Garden
Public Garden
474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043
973-783-5974     presbyiris@comcast.net
late June-mid July (40); tall bearded, median, Siberian, Louisiana iris
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PENNSYLVANIA

Larry Westfall
37 Brownstone Ln., Elverson, PA 19520
610-901-3662  lweststill@gmail.com
Siberian iris late May-early June
Japanese iris Mid-June to Mid-July
Collection of Siberian, Pseudata, and 75 named Japanese Irises

Glenara Gardens
George and Carol Boyce
520 Dairy Road, Palmerton, PA 18071-5923
610-824-8198     glenara@aol.com
Collection from hybridizers across the nation and our own seedling beds. Lilacs, day-lilies, hosta, arboretum
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Carolina Daylilies: Iris and Hosta
Tom Bruce

645 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072
803-290-1428     tombruce@windstream.net
early June; daylilies, hosta, Siberian iris, Japanese iris
www.carolinadaylilies.com

Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Public Garden

822 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150
1-800-688-4748
Iris ensata bloom, late May-early June
Free Admission-Parking
www.sumtersc.gov/community/swanlake
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WASHINGTON

Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden
Terry and Barbara Aitken
608 N. W. 119 St., Vancouver, WA 98685-3802
360-573-4472     aitken@flowerfantasy.net
mid-late June (200); hyb; sales; all types of irises, orchids
www.flowerfantasy.net

CASCADIA IRIS GARDENS
Patrick and Margaret Spence
PO Box 1062; 3011 134 Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
425-770-5984     patrick@cascadiairisgardens.com
late June early July ( 300); hyb; sales; all types of irises, daylilies, peonies
www.cascadiairisgardens.com

MT PLEASANT IRIS FARM
Chad Harris

PO Box 346, 12 Marble Road, Washougal, WA 98671-0346
360-835-1016     chadharris@prodigy.net
mid-May-early July (200+); hyb; sales; Japanese iris, Laevigata iris, Siberian iris
www.mtpleasantiris.com
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BELGIUM

Willie and Jeannine Hublau
Steenweg Op Borgloon 37A, 3830 Wellen, Belgium
012-74-55-21
mid June-mid July (350); hyb; daffodils, hosta, daylilies, peonies, poppies, rock garden plants
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CANADA

HARBOUR BREEZES DAYLILIES and JAPANESE IRISES
Allan Banks

10099 Hwy #7, Salmon River Bridge, Head of Jeddore,
Nova Scotia, Canada BOJ 1 PO
902-889-3179    info@harbourbreezes.ca
early-late July (100+) Daylilies (800+) Perennials
www.harbourbreezes.ca