The Blooming Flower Walk In New Jersey That Will Positively Enchant You

Spring is in full swing and that means flowers! New Jersey has come alive with color and one of the best places to enjoy it all is the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. I visited just yesterday and was thrilled to find the flowers in bloom – a week ago, there were only buds. The park was also practically empty. Yesterday, it was bustling with seniors snapping prom photos and yet, it was still so peaceful. I’m not quite sure how…there must be magic in the air.

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If all of this isn’t reason enough to visit, the gardens host several special events. In addition to plant sales, they host an annual garden party (check back next year) and free music on the weekends (from 4-6). Open from dawn to dusk daily, you can find the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens at 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. If you’re in the area for a visit, also check out the nearby Van Vleck House & Gardens (21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair). For more gorgeous gardens in New Jersey, check out this list.