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.  Opening May 12th – June 3rd.  A suggested donation of $10.00 per person helps keep this garden beautiful.  Come celebrate our 95th year of blooming!

Explore the Gift Shop

The Bloom Room Gift Shop is located inside the 1851  Historic Walther House. Opening Thursday,  May 12th, 11:00-3:00. The Bloom Room  will be open Tuesday-Sunday and closed on Mondays throughout Bloom Season.   Access is limited entrance has a seven step staircase

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

Family Garden Party

May 21st, 11:00-3:00, Saturday
Raindate: May 22nd, Sunday

Live Music in the Gardens

May 22, 2:00-4:00, Sunday Live jazz on the front porch of The Walter House

Summer Mystery Bag Sale

To be Announced
Discover Beauty

Garden Gallery

Explore our vast collection of beatiful flowers.