There is a wonderful iris garden in Berkeley Springs, WV. We have visited a few times and they have a thousand varieties. With our early spring, they are having a hard time predicting exactly when they will be in full bloom, but it should be in early May. Plants in the garden are all well ID'd and there is an order form to take with you as you browse.
Some of us were talking about the place at the seed swap earlier this year and there was interest in a field trip to check it out. The date we have tentatively set is Friday, May 11th. We'll be heading out going through Frederick, MD, taking 70 to Hancock, MD. The Exline Iris Garden is on the other side of the Potomac, in Berkeley Springs, WV, off River Road, and not actually in town.
I realize this is not local for many of you, but we did want to see if any others were interested in the adventure. So far, Aspenhill, Critter and Greenthumb99 have expressed an interest in the trip. We can caravan or meet somewhere toward the end of the route if others would like to join in. No definite start time as of yet.
Also on the 11th in Berkeley Springs, in town, is the Master Gardener Plant Sale. The master gardeners have many plants to offer, and other vendors are set up in the park as well. That event is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greenthumb will give more info on this separately.