We invite you to

Visit the rainbow on the hill

The iris gardens contain over 10,000 irises of approximately 1,500 varieties and produce over 100,000 blooms over the course of the season.
We invite you to

Visit the rainbow on the hill

The iris gardens contain over 10,000 irises of approximately 1,500 varieties and produce over 100,000 blooms over the course of the season.

Visit the Gardens

Everyone is welcome to visit Presby and enjoy our unique iris collection during the annual spring Bloom Season.

Explore the Gift Shop

The Bloom Room Gift Shop is located inside the 1851 Walthers House, open seasonally starting May 14th.

Volunteer or Donate

Come lend a hand and learn all about irises while you help. Bring clippers if you have them; otherwise, just bring yourself (and a friend!).

Our History

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 in 1927 as a memorial to Frank H. Presby, one of the founders of the American Iris Society and a leading citizen of Montclair. Frank Presby was an iris hybridizer and owned a fine iris collection. It was his expressed wish to give a collection of his favorite flower, the iris, to Montclair’s newly acquired Mountainside Park.

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Movie Night

To be announced

Live Music in the Gardens

Music every Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm throughout Bloom Season.

Summer Mystery Bag Sale

July 16th & 17th,   9:00am – 11:00am
August 6th & 7th, 9:00am – 11:00am
Discover Beauty

Garden Gallery

Explore our vast collection of beatiful flowers.