Sharlot Hall Museum Historic Iris Gardens

Sharlot Hall Museum Historic Iris Gardens initiated by the Prescott Area Iris Society in cooperation with the Sharlot Hall Museum will showcase historic iris from the early settlement period of Arizona with iris from the years 1500 to the year 1943 which is the year that the Arizona historian Sharlot Hall died. These gardens will show the progression of the collection and early hybridization of iris from the early 16th century to the mid 20th centuries. The Sharlot Hall Museum offers the historical and cultural emphasis which matches the time frames of the historic irises to be displayed and preserved there. It is also a venue where the iris can be displayed appropriately by time period along with the architecture and culture of that period. The location of this venue is in the heart of the historic down town tourist district. The museums location both suits a place to display these gardens and the iris provide an additional draw for the museum during the bloom season. The project initiated in late 2013 and into 2014 will resume again in the spring of 2015 with plantings of Victorian Period Irises. Historic Irises have been donated from HIPS members across the US and Canada. This Historic Iris Garden will be the only public historic iris gardens located in the Southwest US.

Additional information and photos are available on the Prescott Area Iris Society website. There is also a longer article in FLAGS October 2013, p 24-26.

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