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Visiting Crafton Hills Iris Farm

~2021 Visits by appointment only~

Crafton Hills Iris Farm is a great place to visit during bloom season.  We have numerous historic irises, guardian garden irises, award winning irises, and new seedlings for viewing.  Appointment scheduling may be found at the end of this page.

 

We follow all Covid-19 guidelines as issued through San Bernardino County, and the State of California.  Scheduled visit appointments do not overlap, so there will only be one group visiting at a time.  The terraced farm is a large open space and provides plenty of room for healthy social distancing.  However, it is vital that everyone follow Covid-19 guidelines:

  • All visitors are required to have face coverings.
  • If you come into contact with others not in your party, please wear mask and maintain a safe distance of 6 feet.

About the Property

Our terraced iris farm is located on a hillside, and the grounds are steeply terraced. There are elevation changes, inclines, and stairs.  The terraced iris farm is accessed by a downhill walk – which means uphill on the way back! The visit is not recommended for individuals that have vertigo, have difficulty navigating stairs or hills, or are unsteady on their feet. The iris farm walkways are steep in places, are comprised of decomposed granite, or asphalt, and includes uneven stairs. The iris farm has little to no shade.

 

Our Location

We are located in a residential area at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our irises are in the back acreage and are not visible from roadways. When you arrive, please feel free to park anywhere along the street, taking care not to block neighbor’s driveways.  Our address will be emailed to you with appointment confirmation.

 

When You Arrive

Feel free to arrive at any time during your visit window. The gate will be open, and information will be available on a table at the entryway. There will be signs with directions to the farm. You are welcome to meander around looking at irises at your own pace throughout your reserved block of time. If we are out working on the irises, please don’t hesitate to ask questions or ask for assistance!

 

You are welcome to photograph any of the iris, grounds, views, and landscape.  Please respect our privacy and refrain from photographing the residence ~ Thank you in advance.

 

Information About Scheduling a Visit

Visits to the terraced farm are available by appointment only, by using the online form in the right margin of this page.  No walk-on visits or open houses are planned for this year.

 

Appointments are free of charge, are for two-hour increments and are for families, or groups of people who have a social bubble/circle of engagement.  For Covid safety measures, an appointment is for only one family or group to visit during the two hour time frame. Visitors should leave by the end of their appointment time.

 

Appointments are available on a 1st requested/1st granted basis for Fridays and Saturdays between April 2, 2021 and May 8, 2021. 

 

Appointments are available in two hour blocks at 8:00AM, 10:00AM, and Noon.  If a time block no longer appears on the request form, then it has already been reserved.

 

Bottled water will not be available this year. We encourage visitors to bring their own bottled water, and dispose of used bottles at home.

 

Restroom facilities are not available.

 

Due to the high terraced walls of the farm, children are not permitted.

 

Scheduling an appointment indicates your party will comply with our Covid restrictions, and that all are able to physically navigate our terraced farm. 

 

Confirmation of visit will be emailed to you upon completing online form.

 

Thank you for your interest! We are excited to share our irises with you!

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Ordering Iris During Visits

We certainly accept orders during visits, and bloom time is the perfect time to find your new favorite iris! If interested, clipboards with an order form will be available at the entry welcome table.  All orders will be for rhizomes to be dug during the summer months.  After order forms dropped off, we enter the order into our online system, and email an invoice with electronic pay link. Emails will be sent within a day. We are not able to accept payment at the farm.