We are a licensed Texas garden located about an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area focused primarily on raising irises of many classes.
The Shady Spot is the result of a lifelong passion for gardening, flowers and animals. We moved to this location in 2008 and have been designing, building, digging and planting ever since. Now the iris collection features over 3,500 varieties from the newest introductions to many old historic varieties, including many rarities. The irises are interspersed in beds planted with shrubs, perennials and annuals that are drought tolerant and Texas tough.
We are proud to be a Display Garden for both the Tall Bearded Iris Society and the Historic Iris Preservation Society. Each year we typically add several hundred different varieties so the scenery is always changing!
The garden is open to visitors during the iris bloom season, typically between April and mid May, or any other time of the year by appointment. Please phone us for a visit.
See our address, phone number, and links to our website, email and facebook to the right (or below if you are viewing this page from a mobile device)!
Barring any last minute glitches, the website (www.theshadyspotiris.com) will open tomorrow morning with the new Burseen introductions and all the other irises updated and ready to purchase! I’ll introduce them one by one on here in the coming days but if you are impatient like I am, you can see them all on the website starting in the morning.