Help Us Grow

The iris gardens are funded by the non-profit organization The Citizens Committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.   Each year The Citizens Committee depends on the generosity of contributors to raise its yearly operating budget of $200,000 to maintain this living botanic museum.

The Citizens Committee’s partnership with the historic Essex County Parks system benefits our work with publicity and joint efforts sponsoring year-round events.  However, the operation of the Presby Iris Gardens is not part of any local, county or state budget.

 Your donation will help us continue our preservation and cataloging efforts for the iris and expand horticultural public education programs for the community. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Ways to Donate 

You can donate online through PayPal

OR you can mail a check

Please make checks out to: “Presby Memorial Iris Gardens” and mail to:

474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043


Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your HR department.


Boiling Springs Savings Bank’s
Community Alliance Program

Supporters can help us earn money by opening new accounts or loans or by having existing accounts at Boiling Springs and designating them as Community Alliance participants.
Click here to find out more.


Memorial and Honorary Naming Opportunities


Your name will be added to the Benefactors Plaque and on a granite bed marker. You are also welcome to make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Please include the name of the person being honored and an address to whom an acknowledgment will be sent.