There is no better place to celebrate the Keizer Iris Festival than at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. Enjoy our 10-acre display garden in full bloom, sample unique liqueurs from Spiritopia, hum along with music from Bellows & Squawk and participate in the discussion of two interesting iris demonstrations.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Spiritopia (www.spiritopia.com) will offer tastings of their delicious apple, cranberry and ginger liqueurs. Tantalize your taste buds with their premium artisan liqueurs and purchase your favorites to take home.
On Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Elixir Craft Spirits (elixircraftspirits.com), makers of artisanal liqueurs in the Old World tradition will tempt you with tastings of their Iris and orange liqueur.
Also Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., check out our live How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. We will discuss and review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Bring your questions and learn tips from the experts. Free demonstration, open to all. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, join us as special guest Sue Bielemeier of Green Thumb Flower Box Florists provides a free demonstration of flower arranging, highlighting the use of Iris in a variety of arrangements.
Then on Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bellows & Squawk will be here to celebrate the day, sharing their unique interpretations of neglected gems from the American Song Book.
Both days, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., be sure to stop by St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart for tasty warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also be here with mouth-watering sausages, curly fries, elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
The gardens are free and open to the public. Liqueur tasting are available for a nominal fee.