Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair: The Rainbow on the Hill

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, “The Rainbow on the Hill,” is one of the largest public iris gardens in the world. 

As the website states: "The history of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is one that is deeply entrenched in the history of its community, Montclair, New Jersey. The Gardens were started as a memorial to Frank H. Presby, one of the founders of the American Iris Society and a leading citizen of Montclair."


The garden attracts over 10,000 visitors a year, and it is extremely popular with painters and photographers.

The grounds also include Walther House, which includes the “Bloom Room” where iris-related items can be purchased. You can see the Walther House in the background of some of my photos below, and I will have more photos of this lovely house next week. 


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To read more about these wonderful gardens, go their website: 

Presby Iris Memorial Gardens 

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16 comments:

  1. I grew up in NJ and had no idea such a place existed. It's beautiful!

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  2. These are beautiful gardens. My irises have already come and gone.

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    1. Everything was late around here because of the cold winter.

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  3. Beautiful!! Our irises are long gone! Enjoy them for us!

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  4. What a great variety! Lovely shots of beautiful blooms.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the colors.

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  6. This is such a wonderful place, beautiful floweers. I would love spending an afternoon here. Thanks for sharing it.
    Have a beautiful June...........

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