Citizens Committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
The Gardens have historically been maintained by the nonprofit Citizens Committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens of Montclair. This dedicated group of volunteers and staff work year round to preserve the work started by Barbara Walther, the volunteer President and Curator for its first 50 years.
Working tirelessly to restore the health and vigor of this great iris collection, The Citizens Committee has reached out to iris experts across the country to correctly catalog the collection and curate historical and award winning selections. Organic growing methods have been introduced into garden protocols and new initiatives have expanded the scope of educational offerings.