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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Our office and digging fields are now closed for the season. The iris put on a good show this year and we are happy that so many of you could visit during the bloom season. We are still available by phone or email if you have questions.


Ditto, a Miniature Dwarf Bearded iris, seen in bloom on October 26, before the cold and snow came. We had an unusually long and mild fall this year. As a result, we had the most amazing fall bloom ever, with quite a few varieties putting on a show. Some were open long enough to form seed pods. Ditto, and other iris will be available in our digging field next spring.

Updated on November 16, 2014

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