Welcome to Long's Gardens

3240 Broadway - map
P.O. Box 19
Boulder, CO. 80306

Toll Free: 866-442-2353
Phone: 303-442-2353
Fax: 303-413-1323
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Welcome to Long's Gardens

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.

J.D. Long
J.D. Long

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.


Long's Shorts

We are now open for the 2015 season. We will be open every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm through June 10.

It is actually not raining this morning (5/23). However, with around 6 inches of rain in May (so far) the fields are very wet and muddy. It would be best to delay your visit for a day or two. The forecast drier and warmer weather that is forecast in the next few days should improve conditions. Please check back here or by phone for the latest update. The recent cool weather has slowed the progress of the Tall Bearded bloom. The Tall Bearded irises are still in the early stage of their bloom so there will still be plenty to see in a few days.

Touch Up, one of the early Tall Bearded iris in bloom now and available to dig. Come see this and other blooms in the next couple of weeks.

Updated on May 23, 2015

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