A full day of floral revelry amidst the peak bloom of bearded iris in the Willamette Valley...


IRIS - Oregon

Wednesday, May 21st 2014


The iris is incomparable. Few flowers possess the delicate grace and striking form of this ruffled spring bloom. Limited to a mere couple of weeks in May, the bearded iris season is brief and beguiling. We really do wait all year long for it... 

We are thrilled to announce a very special class taking place Schreiner's Iris Gardens, one of the country's best iris growers located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Welcome to 200 glorious acres of bearded iris...


In this class, students will bask in the glory of the fields at peak bloom, and in a tour of the display gardens witness first hand the incredible diversity of color and form this unique perennial offers. 

After a light lunch we'll get to work discussing and demonstrating the tennants of composing an arrangement in our elegantly layered Little Flower School style. Special emphasis will be placed on flower selection, color blending and the mechanics of building a low lush sprawling arrangement without the use of floral foam. Working with the very best of the Schreiners specimens, along with a menagerie of other locally grown Oregon flowers, students will receive in depth one-on-one instruction as they build their own rambling garden style arrangement. 


The cost of the day is $650 and includes all materials (clippers, flowers, vase) and a light lunch. 

Class is from 10am to 4pm and limited to 15 students. 

32 miles south of Portland and 5 miles north of downtown Salem, Schreiner's Iris Gardens is located at: 3625 Quinaby Road NE in Salem, Oregon

Sign up HERE.