Photographic artist Frances Pelzman Liscio turns her lens to the irises and other flora around the historic Walther House property. The exhibit will run from May 5 - May 31.
During the annual spring Bloom Season the Garden is open for visiting and viewing on weekdays, weekends and Memorial Day. During Bloom Season only, the Walther House is open 10 am-7 pm.
Presby's small parking lot is for the use of our staff, volunteers, and the handicapped. There is street parking along Upper Mountain Avenue on the garden side. As visitors come and go there are usually spots to be found. In addition, the garden is accessible from Highland Avenue, the street above the garden.
To access Highland Avenue from the north, coming from the Route 46 side, pass the gardens on your right and take the 2nd right turn on to Windsor Place. Turn right at the stop sign on to Highland Avenue and when you see the gardens below, park along the street and walk down.
To access Highland Avenue from the south, coming from Bloomfield Avenue, pass the gardens on your left and make the first left on to Mt. Hebron Road. At the top of the street, turn left and travel past the private homes and the first park until you see the gardens below to your left. Park along the street and walk down.
PARKING IS PROHIBITED ON UPPER MOUNTAIN AVENUE PAST PRESBY'S DRIVEWAY. THE MONTCLAIR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL ISSUE TICKETS.
Listed in The State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a living museum dedicated to cultivating and displaying a rich variety of irises, recording the history of the genus, providing horticultural expertise and activities for the public, and, in partnership with the Township of Montclair, maintaining the gardens.