Schreiner's Iris Gardens
3625 Quinaby Road NE Salem Oregon 97303
On May 6th, we open our 10-acre display gardens to
the public free of charge. Make a tour of Schreiner's Iris
Gardens one of your springtime traditions. During bloom
season, our display gardens are open from dawn to dusk.
In business since 1925, Schreiner's is the nation's largest retail grower of Iris, with 200 acres in nearby fields and
10 acres of fabulous display gardens open to the public.
In our fields, thousands of Iris will be in bloom, from the deepest black to pure white, fire red toazure blue,
glowing copper to velvety purple. Solid color blooms
contrast with multi-hued beauties. The spectacle of row after row, field after field of brilliantly blooming flowers
is well worth the visit.
Ten acres of our lovely gardens contain 500 named Iris varieties that will
be in bloom this season. Spend a spring morning strolling through the
gardens, bring the family for a picnic lunch (tables are available) or steal
a romantic moment at the end of the day surrounded by blooms and sunset.
2011 Scheduled Events:
Schreiner's Cut Flower Show: May 6 - June 5, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Bring some
beautiful blooms home from your visit to our gardens. Cut flowers are
available on site for $6.00 per dozen. Even better on Mother's Day, May 8th,
we are offering a free cut Iris stem to each mom just for visiting us on
Gift Shop: May 6 - June 5, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. While visiting our magnificent
gardens during bloom season, stop by the gift shop for a unique garden
treasure. Our gift shop features a large array of gardening books and
handcrafted artwork, as well as other gardening accessories. Choose a gift
of stained glass, pottery, sculpture or take home a selection of potted
Keizer Iris Parade: May 21, 10:30 a.m. Come early for the best seat! Parade
begins at the corner of Lockhaven and River Road in Keizer, Oregon at 10:30
a.m. and proceeds south along River Road to Glynbrook. For more information,
go to IrisFestival.com maintained by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce.
Winetasting: May 21-22, 28-30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Amity Vineyards and
Schreiner's Iris Gardens have partnered on an Iris/Wine series that features
Schreiner's flowers on Amity wine labels. This collaboration of grapes and
Iris is a long-term partnership with plans for Schreiner's Iris Gardens to
breed a special Iris that will grace future Amity wines.
Annual Chicken Dinner: May 30, 11:30 a.m. -4 p.m. Plan to join us for our
Schreiner's Iris Gardens Memorial Day Chicken BBQ featuring the culinary
delights of the Gervais Knights of Columbus, and offering the lively music
of the Capital City Jazz Band from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event takes
place every Memorial Day and is filled with fun for the whole family.
American Peony Society Annual Convention
May 27-29, 2011
Hoiday Inn Select Wilsonville, I-5 (Stafford Exit)
1st time ever on the West Coast. Bus tour Friday, Flower submissions Sat. morning, Flower exhibits Sat.-Sun.
Banquet Sat. night. Registration info; http://www.americanpeonysociety.org
Carol Adelman; firstname.lastname@example.org, 5690 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 973033; 503-393-6185
Jeanne Graves; email@example.com, 503-638-5318; Teresa Sprauer; firstname.lastname@example.org, 503- 393-7999
Rooms/Convention Site: Holiday Inn, 25425 SW 9th Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070, 800-465-4329