Minor bulbs in bloom during our “awakening season” include Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop), “Flore Pleno”, grape hyacinths (muscari), and crocus flavus “Yellow Mammoth (1665).

The Benton House, a designated national historic site, is the property of the Irvington Historic Landmark Foundation and is available for public events including weddings, reunions, and birthday parties. For information contact the home’s manager at 317-353-1210.

* Our iris collection, one of few such plantings in the United States, has been designated a “display garden” by the Historic Iris Preservation Society.  Aside from several commercial gardens, others include the Olmsted and Longfellow National Historic Sites and Tufton Farms at Jefferson’s Monticello.  For additional information about the garden call its Steward, Ed Myers, at 317-503-6139.

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