Each year our opening dates are somewhat dependent on the weather. You may call 530 620-5017 for a recorded message to check on bloom status. This year we plan to be open Wednesday through Sunday 10 to 5 for five weekends starting April 20 and the last day will be May 22 depending on bloom. Usually the first or second weekend in May is our peak bloom time.

Admission Fee is $5.00 per person. Kids under 12 free. Due to Covid 19, plan to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. We will have scattered benches and a few tables to sit at in family groups but there are no trash cans here for your garbage. Pack it in- pack it out. Also, due to the virus there will be no orders taken at the garden. Bring a pencil and paper and take down the number and name of what interests you and order online at

Bluebird Haven Iris Garden is located south of Placerville, California, and east of Sacramento, in the wine country of southern El Dorado County. Our address is 6940 Fairplay Road, Somerset, CA 95684. Please note: sometime navigation directions show Screeh Owl Lane as part of our address-it isn't but it sometimes shows up on the map which is our driveway.

Driving time near Placerville is about half an hour from Highway 50. From Highway 50 take the Missouri Flat exit south to Pleasant Valley Road; turn L (east) and follow Pleasant Valley to E16 (Mt. Aukum Rd.); turn R and go south on E16. (You may take a shortcut by turning right off Pleasant Valley Road onto Bucks Bar Road to Mt. Aukum Rd. then turn R), and turn left onto Fairplay Rd. Watch for our sign in the next 1/4 mile on the right.

Driving time from Sacramento is about one hour. From Sacramento you can also take Highway 16 east to Plymouth; Follow the signs to River Pines via E16 by turning R at the roundabout in Plymouth, stay on the main road, Highway 16. Turn R onto Fairplay Rd, and watch for our sign.