Welcome to Long’s Gardens! We are a third generation, family owned and operated iris farm in the middle of Boulder, Colorado. We were founded in 1905 by J.D.Long. Today the business is carried on by Catherine Long Gates, grand-daughter of J.D., and her husband, Dennis Gates.
For more on our history, see About us. We specialize in bearded iris, which we sell both as dig it yourself and by mail order catalog. Operating an agricultural enterprise in the middle of a city makes for some interesting challenges, but also provides an opportunity for people to slow down, take a break, and relax (take a virtual tour at Beyond the Bloom). Come see and smell the iris and enjoy a bit of historical Boulder. We’re open to the public when the iris are in bloom, May through early June. Please check back often for updates.
We are now open
through June 9,
seven days a week, including Memorial Day weekend. Our hours are
9:00 to 5:00 every day.
The dwarf iris are blooming and the first of the Intermediate Bearded iris are starting to flower. The Tall Bearded bloom will probably be toward the end of the month and will be somewhat reduced due to freeze damage, thanks to our "winter in April".
Sun Doll, a Standard Dwarf Bearded iris in bloom at Long's
The listing for our new introductions for 2013 is now up to date. We are still finalizing the rest of the catalog listing - please check back.
Updated on May 15, 2013