Yeah I know the saying is stop and smell the roses, but it is May and that means that the Keizer Oregon Iris Festival is in play now. The Tulip festival is the annual April event, and now the Iris are starting to bloom. (You can click the bottom right of the slide show to enlarge it to full screen if you want)
For folks relocating to the Salem Oregon area from other areas, the Iris Festival is one of our many local community festivals. The City of Keizer has some events that are occurring and Schreiner’s Gardens is where the Iris fields are. They have a display garden which has many beautiful flowers (not just Iris).
They have some meandering paths through the gardens and you can purchase many of the Iris in the store on site. A snack stand is there as well for a quick drink or bite to eat. Grab something to eat and have a seat.
Just remember if you get beary tired, you can just sit on one of the many beautiful benches.