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 will be opening for the 2015 season on Saturday, April 25. We will be open every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm through June 10.

This seems to be an early year. We have had Miniature Dwarf irises blooming for a week or so already. It appears that the season will be a week or more ahead of "normal". Please check back for updates.

Veri-Gay, a Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB) iris, in bloom in early April this year. It has been less than six months since our last irises were in bloom. Last fall was long and mild, and so far this spring is early.

Veri-Gay, and other iris classes will be available in our digging field starting on April 25.

Updated on April 7, 2015

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