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.

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Long's Shorts

We are now open for the 2016 season from

April 30 through June 12, from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM every day, including weekends and holidays.

The photo gallery and text catalog for ordering for 2016 are now up to date. Check both out at Irises/catalog on left side of this page.

The Tall Bearded iris are coming into bloom. With the current sunshine and warmer weather, many more will be opening in the next few days. There are still a few of the Standard Dwarf iris (~12" tall) in bloom. The Intermediate Bearded iris are still in good bloom.

Rare Edition, an Intermediate Dwarf Bearded iris in bloom and available to dig now.


Updated on May 26, 2016

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