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.


Memorial Bronze Plaque and Bench

                                        Bench and Bronze plaque       $3,000.00

               Bronze Plaque and Granite Garden Stone    $2,000.00

                                         Bronze plaque                           $1,000.00


Benefactors Plaque: $25,000

Your name will be added to the Benefactors Plaque and on a granite Memorial Rock in the heart of the garden.  Please include the name of the person being honored.  The cost of the benefactors plaque on the center Memorial rock is $25,000.  per bronze plaque.