Welcome 2023

Welcome to Mt Pleasant Iris Farm, home of Chad Harris and Dale Grams, also the site of a National Display Garden of Japanese iris, Iris ensata.

Properly named Iris ensata, commonly known as Japanese Iris

Chad has been growing and hybridizing Iris ensata (Japanese iris, Hanashobu) for 40 years. Currently, he has also started to work with a closely related iris: Iris laevigata (Kakitsubata in Japan) the true water iris of Asia, and a new Species-Cross hybrid involving Iris ensata called “Pseudata”. These plants of the iris family are very well suited to growing near water, some in the water as pond plants, in rain gardens, as well as patio containers. Please check out our Culture and Care pages.

Besides the iris fields, the gardens are open for your enjoyment.

Our peak iris bloom is extended over a three-month period: May into July. You, your family, and the general public are invited to visit the gardens. Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. We are only a 25-minute drive from the Portland, Oregon International Airport.
Interactive Panoramic View of the farm and our location in the National Scenic Area (left-click on the photo and drag all around also up and down). https://app.cloudpano.com/tours/GztH2_uT9

Chad is a member of the American Iris Society  (AIS) and several sub-chapters of that society including the Society for Japanese Irises. He serves as a master garden judge and is an active member of the Greater Portland Iris Society of Oregon. He is also available for club speaks and sanctioned AIS Judges Training Classes.

Mt Pleasant Iris Farm is also a Skamania County Chamber of Commerce member.

Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
P. O.Box 346
Washougal, WA 98671