OnCell Tour Soon to be Live at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Top Quote OnCell partners with Presby Memorial Iris Gardens to provide an interactive experience for visitors to access through their own mobile phones. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 14, 2012 - Essex County's Presby Memorial Iris Gardens recently partnered with OnCell to provide interpretive content to their visitors through mobile technology. OnCell, offering mobile technology solutions to arts and cultural institutions since 2006, will power a cell phone tour for the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens so visitors can browse the living museum while learning about the historic gardens on their own mobile phones, at their own time and pace.

    "We are very excited to be offering the OnCell tour this year and eagerly await feedback from our visitors. The tour will be live May 3 through June 3 and visitors may access it by dialing (973) 396-0990 or by scanning the QR codes on the signs around the gardens," said Linda Sercus, Executive Director. "We will also provide a flyer with the full stop listing and QR code for the mobile tour website."

    The garden is open daily dawn to dusk and the Bloom Room Gift Shop and Walther House are open 10am-7pm during bloom season. The OnCell mobile tour is being offered by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens at no additional costs to guests (standard data and minute usage rates apply). Visitors are encouraged to leave comments on the cell phone tour about their experience.

    About OnCell:
    OnCell is the global industry-leading service provider of informational content to cell phones, smartphones and tablets for museums, cultural sites, parks, and other venues. OnCell offers a state-of-the-art technology platform that integrates all of OnCell's mobile features into a single platform. Cell phones, smartphones and tablets become your portal for engaging, informing, and interacting with your guests. Powering interactive mobile tour experiences, OnCell's services include cell phone tours, mobile web tours, mobile giving, mobile surveys, text messaging, & Smartphone Apps. We are mobile communication experts who are passionate about the arts and education. OnCell tours require no staff time to run and are available 24/7/365. For more information about OnCell, visit www.oncellsystems.com.

    About Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens:
    The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is the largest public iris garden in the United States. Located at the base of Mountainside Park in Upper Montclair, the Gardens contain nearly 14,000 irises of around 3,000 varieties and produce over 100,000 blooms each May. It is a LIVING MUSEUM of botanical preservation with some varieties dating back to the 1500's and is lovingly referred to by locals as the Rainbow on the Hill. Adjacent to the Gardens is the historic Walther House, a circa 1865 building which acts as headquarters for Citizens Committee offices and houses the Bloom Room gift shop. The overall site is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Sites and is also a facility of the historic Essex County Park System. The Citizens Committee maintains the everyday operations of the gardens.

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