Welcome to Iris City Gardens



Call or Visit
We are pleased to have you come visit. This year the gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm (Central) from April 19 to July 1. Otherwise, we are generally available but you should call to let us know you want to visit and to be certain we will be here. We are located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Nashville. Our number at the farm is 800-934-4747. We are in and out but will return your calls as soon as possible and next to growing plants we like best to talk about them.

Tall beardeds generally bloom late April to mid May, followed by Louisianas mid to late May and early June. The species iris and species crosses bloom at various times throughout April, May and June and the water lilies all summer. Our peonies peak bloom around mid May and daylilies mid June. We also grow many reblooming bearded iris that bloom in the Spring and rebloom from June to November, depending on the weather.

Bring a lunch, the kids and pets, and spend the day; we'll supply the picnic tables, lemonade, flowers and beautiful country setting. Please call near the dates you want to visit to make sure the weather hasn't changed our bloom schedule.

Directions
From I-40/West Nashville Area:
Take I-40 toward Memphis to exit 176 and take I-840 East.
Take exit 7, Fairview/Centerville exit and go right on Hwy 100 West.
Go 0.3 miles and turn left on Hwy 46 East.
Then 3.8 miles to Lampley Road and turn right.
Then 0.8 miles to Younger Creek Road and turn left beside the yellow house.
Then 0.4 miles to 7675 Younger Creek Road on the right.

From I-65/South Nashville/Franklin Area:
Take Hwy 96 West to Franklin. Go through Franklin then 4.8 miles on Hwy 96 and turn left onto Hwy 46 West/Old Hillsboro Rd.
Then 5.7 miles (through Leipers Fork) and turn right on Hwy 46 West (also named Pinewood Rd).
Then 8.1 miles and turn left on Shoals Branch Road.
Then 1.3 miles and turn right on Younger Creek Road.
Then 0.7 miles and turn left at 7675 Younger Creek Road.
*Alternately, take I-840 West as noted below

From Columbia
Take Hwy 7 West from Columbia. Go 15.7 miles and turn right on Leiper's Creek Rd.
Then 12.9 miles and turn left on Hwy 46 West/Pinewood Rd.
Then 8.1 miles and turn left on Shoals Branch Road.
Then 1.3 miles and turn right on Younger Creek Road.
Then 0.7 miles and turn left at 7675 Younger Creek Road.
*Alternately, take I-840 West as noted below

From Dickson Take I-40 exit 176 and take I-840 East.
Take exit 7, Fairview/Centerville exit and go right on Hwy 100 West.
Then 0.3 miles and turn left on Hwy 46 East/Pinewood Rd.
Then 3.8 miles to Lampley Road and turn right.
Then 0.8 miles to Younger Creek Road and turn left beside the yellow house.
Then 0.4 miles to 7675 Younger Creek Road on the right.

*From I-840 West
Take exit 14, Pinewood Rd/Natchez Trace Pkwy and go left on Pinewood Rd/Hwy 46 West
Then 2.6 miles and turn left on Shoals Branch Rd
Then 1.3 miles and turn right on Younger Creek Rd
Then 0.7 miles and turn left at 7675 Younger Creek Rd

Ordering and Payment
Our minimum order is $20, plus shipping for each shipment required. We will accept orders from this catalog through September 1. We do not ship in the spring and are not able to export.

We don't have online ordering. Our entire catalog is on this website and you can print an order form, complete the form and mail it in with your payment or credit card information. Be sure to completely fill in all information on the order blank, including a street address and telephone, and directions if you are hard for UPS to find. You can also download our entire catalog in Adobe Acrobat format.

We no longer print and mail a catalog. That catalog generally had only 70 printed pictures, many fewer than on this website. We encourage you to use the Adobe download, which is the exact text contained in the printed catalog, combined with the photos and information on this site.

You may also call in your order to us at 800-934-4747 or fax to us at the same number, 800-934-4747. Although we grow many iris, we don't grow large quantities of individual plants, so we can't offer wholesale prices. We do offer the following discounts to all:

    10% discount on orders over $250
    15% discount on orders over $500
    20% discount on orders over $1,000

Full payment by check or money order should accompany your order. We also accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express if that is more convenient for you. We deposit your checks and process your credit cards when we receive your order and withdraw the plants from our available inventory.

Gift Certificates
Available at any time. Give us a call and you can give an iris gift during any season.

Shipping
We send fine, large, bare-root plants, freshly dug. Planting and care instructions specific to your order will be included. (Also see growing tips.) We generally ship via UPS Ground delivery but also send by U.S. Postal Service. We do not export plants. Also, we do not ship iris in the spring as we have a much higher success rate with fall planting.

If you have a special time you desire your plants to be shipped, let us know and we will try to accommodate. Those in colder areas should order to plant in time for the iris to become established, at least four weeks, before the ground freezes. (Alternately, we have heard good things about holding plants over the winter indoors in pots to avoid the severe cold.) For best growing results, our preference is to ship as follows:

    Bearded iris - Mid July to end of August
    All other iris (beardless, crested, etc) - September

For shipping in the continental U.S., please add:

    $14 for each shipment if your Zip Code is below 80000
    $18 for each shipment if your Zip Code is above 80000
    plus $0.50 for each plant over 10 plants ordered
If you want bearded iris in July and Louisianas in September, that will require two shipments and separate shipping charges should be included. If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, we will compute your actual shipping charges and let you know the amount. If your Zip Code is above 80000, UPS ground delivery generally takes 5-6 business days. UPS Blue Label Air Service and USPS Priority Mail generally deliver in 3 business days. If you feel you need this air service, please add $0.85 per plant to your shipping charges computed above. Air service is not necessary for Zip Codes below 80000.

Substitutes
Some varieties are in short supply, in particular those with "Ltd Q" in the price column, and will sell out early. Also, weather conditions occasionally reduce the performance of certain plants so that supplies are less than we planned. Please indicate a few acceptable substitutes, or allow us to substitute varieties of equal or greater value. We will substitute only with your permission, but we promise that you will be happy. We always include bonus plants (unless you indicate not to on your order) and will do our best to select those from your substitute list.

Guarantee
We guarantee our plants to be true to name and to arrive in good condition. If they do not arrive in good condition, give us a call immediately and we will take corrective action. If we made a mistake in filling your order or you are not satisfied for any other reason, let us know as soon as possible and we will make amends. We trust that you follow our recommended growing instructions.