Thursday, April 24, 2014

Schreiner's Iris Gardens near Salem, Oregon 2014 Events: So Little Time and So Much To Do



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Since 1925, Schreiner's Iris Gardens has been the nation's largest retail grower of Irises, with more than 200 acres of Irises and a 10-acre display garden that hosts more than 500 named Irises. Over three generations of Iris growers, Schreiner's has received numerous Iris awards, including the highest award, the Dykes Memorial Medal, 11 times. Schreiner's Irises are considered by collectors to be among the finest in the world. Every year from the beginning of May to the first weekend in June, during the Iris Bloom Season, the Schreiner family delights in opening their garden to visitors

For only a few short weeks a year, Schreiner’s opens the doors of their spectacular Iris farm to the public for free. Meander the 10-acre display gardens and take in the sight and fragrance of over 500 named Irises in full bloom. During bloom season, the gardens are open from dawn to dusk; gift shop and cut flowers open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hundreds of cut Iris stems will be on display as part of the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show, open daily during bloom season. Schreiner's Gift Shop offers Iris-themed treasures and gardening delights for Iris lovers.  Fresh-cut Iris stems will be available for purchase every day. During the four-week bloom season, Schreiner's will host special events every weekend for visitors of all ages. 

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2014
May 9 - June 1, 2014. Gardens open daily from dawn to dusk; gift shop, cut flowers, and flower show available daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Every weekend, Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public.

Opening Day with Elixir’s Iris Liqueur
Friday, May 9, 2014. 10 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
The sun is shining, the Irises are blooming, and we get to open our doors to the community to present the wonder and beauty of our 10 acre display gardens. This is by far our favorite time of year! We look forward to seeing you this weekend as we kick off Opening Weekend with a special tasting of Elixir’s Iris Liqueur from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Noted for its sophisticated botanical flavors, Elixir’s Iris Liqueur is derived from pure Iris roots. To find out more about Elixir, please contact them at contact@elixir-us.com or (541) 345-2257. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Liqueur is available for a nominal fee per glass.

Wine Tasting in the Gardens with Methven Family Vineyards
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Celebrate Schreiner’s Iris Gardens’ opening weekend by sipping amazing wines brought to you by Methven Family Vineyards as you stroll through the 10 acres of beautiful Iris gardens. To find out more about Methven Family Vineyards, please visit their website at www.methvenfamilyvineyards.com. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine is available for a nominal fee per glass. 

Mother’s Day Celebration with Flowers and Wine
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Inviting all mothers—and YOU—to join us in celebrating the season-opening weekend of Schreiner’s Iris Gardens! All mothers will receive a FREE cut stem of Iris, while supplies last.  Methven Family Vineyards will be joining in the celebration as well, offering wine tasting from noon to 5 p.m. To find out more about Methven Family Vineyards, please visit their website at www.methvenfamilyvineyards.com. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine is available for a nominal fee per glass.

Wine Tasting & Floral Arranging Demonstration
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Celebrate the Keizer Iris Festival with us at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens! Enjoy our 10 acres of beautiful Iris gardens as you sip amazing wines brought to you by Tartan Cellars, Noon to 5:00 p.m. This young local winery is making quite a name for itself including write ups in The Oregonian. Learn floral arranging with Sue Beilemeier from Green Thumb Flower Box Florist in Salem. A free demo will be held at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Cut Flower Show area.
To find out more about Tartan Cellears, please visit their website at www.tartancellars.com. To see samples of Green Thumb Flower Box Florist designs, visit their website at www.greenthumbflowerboxflorist.com. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine is available for a nominal fee per glass.

Iris Festival and Flower Walk
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens are excited to have the Willamette Wanderers joining them for  Iris Festival and Flower Walk! There will be a 5K and 10K walk available. Registration will be held at the Display Gardens beginning at 9 a.m. For more information about this event please visit their website at www.willwander.weebly.com/walk-wus.html. 
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Walk is free, $3 fee if you wish to have IVV/AVA credit.

Wine Tasting in the Iris Gardens with Tartan Cellars
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Celebrate the Keizer Iris Festival with us here at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens! Enjoy our 10 acres of beautiful Iris gardens as you sip amazing wines brought to you by Tartan Cellars, Noon to 5:00 p.m. This young local winery is making quite a name for itself including write ups in The Oregonian. To find out more about Tartan Cellars, please visit their website at www.tartancellars.com. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine is available for a nominal fee per glass.

2nd Annual Art, Wine, Cheese, and Liqueur in the Gardens
Saturday to Monday, May 24 to 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
We are invoking all the senses with this special weekend-long event! Artists from around the valley will join us in the gardens to display and sell their works of art. Many of these artists have been painting in the Display Gardens for years; all will have iris-themed work on display and for sale. Grab a glass of wine, a sampling of cheese or a tasting of Iris liqueur and browse the world of art among the Irises. Wine is available for purchase Saturday through Monday from the beautiful Methven Family Vineyards between noon and 5 p.m. Cheese sampling is available by delicious Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Elixir will be joining us on Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with their unique Iris Liqueur. To find out more about Methven Family Vineyards, please visit their website at www.methvenfamilyvineyards.com. To find out more about Willamette Valley Cheese Co. visit their website at http://www.wvcheeseco.com/. To find out more about Elixir, please contact them at contact@elixir-us.com or (541) 345-2257. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine and liqueur tasting is available for a nominal fee per glass.

Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ Annual Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem Oregon, 97303
Join us for our Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ Memorial Day Chicken BBQ featuring the culinary delights of the Gervais Knights of Columbus, $11 per plate, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will also have artists from around the valley joining us in the gardens to display and sell their works of art. Many of these artists have been painting in the Display Gardens for years; all will have iris-themed work on display and for sale. Wine from Methven Family Vineyards will be available for purchase from noon to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy live music from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by the Capital City Jazz Band – and of course, acres of Irises! Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase. To find out more about Methven Family Vineyards, please visit their website at www.methvenfamilyvineyards.com.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. There is a fee for wine tasting and dinners.

Iris Garden Photography Workshop with Nikon and Pro Photo Supply
Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
We are honored to host Pro Photo Supply’s workshop Iris Garden Photography. Get hands-on instruction in the Schreiner’s Iris Gardens’ Display Garden with Nikon and Pro Photo Supply. Learn how to use macro and wide angle lenses for close-up and landscape photography, how to frame and compose your shots, and how a tripod can help you get sharper images and better composition. The day will start out with a discussion on lens choice, focusing and composure, then move out to the gardens for a hands-on shooting experience with Nikon representatives and staff from Pro Photo Supply. Pro Photo Supply encourages each attendee to bring their own equipment, however, we will have Nikon SLR cameras and lenses on-hand to try out and use. Tripods will also be on-hand for use and discounted for sale that day. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      Workshop cost is $20. Register at http://www.prophotosupply.com/p-events.htm#May

Wine Tasting in the Iris Gardens with Tartan Cellars
Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
Enjoy our 10 acres of beautiful Iris gardens as you sip amazing wines brought to you by Tartan Cellars, Noon to 5:00 p.m. This young local winery is making quite a name for itself including write ups in The Oregonian. To find out more about Tartan Cellars, please visit their website at www.tartancellars.com. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public. Wine is available for a nominal fee per glass.

Gift Shop Discount Days
Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303
With the last weekend of the 2014 Bloom Season upon us we are holding Gift Shop Discount Days. As you enjoy the acres of Irises, stop by our gift shop and find wonderful gifts and keepsakes for you and your loved ones at discount prices. Don’t forget to pick up an Iris bouquet. Every weekend Coffee In Motion’s coffee cart will join us with warm coffee, chilled smoothies and snacks for purchase. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
Cost:      The gardens are free and open to the public.



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