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UK Membership £14.00
Renewal membership paid between Jan 1st and Feb 28th £12.00
Renewal membership paid after Feb 28th £14.00
3 year membership from 2017 £35.00

European Membership £17.00
Renewal membership paid between Jan 1st and Feb 28th £15.00
Renewal membership paid after 28th Feb £17.00
3 year membership from 2017 £44.00

Outside Europe Membership
Renewal membership paid between Jan 1st and Feb 28th £18.00
Renewal membership paid after 28th Feb £20.00
3 year membership from 2017 £53.00


Please print off the attached (see below) application form, complete and send with the appropriate subscription to: Rex Harden, Membership Secretary, 56 Pirton Lane, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2SJ.

Additional family members at the same address £1

Juniors resident in the U.K. (under 18 and sponsored by a non-family BIS member), or students £7


(All membership renewal enquiries should be addressed to Rex Harden, Membership Secretary, 56 Pirton Lane, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2SJ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Membership runs with the calendar year. New members pay a subscription of £14 (plus an extra £1 for each additional family member, including juniors under the age of 18 living at the same address). Members who join between January and July 31 will receive the current Year Book as well as the edition published in December. New members joining the Society from August 1 onwards do not receive the current Year Book, however, their subscription covers the following year, and of course will receive the Year Book in December. Students who can provide evidence that they are on a recognized full-time horticultural course are eligible for full membership (for the duration of their course) at the reduced rate of £7. A saving of £2 on renewal subscriptions is offered to fully paid members who pay before the end of February - the cost is £12. From March 1 the full rate of £14 applies. Family and junior (under 18-year old) members at the same address each pay £1 annual renewal subscriptions. There is no additional charge for overseas members.

The British Iris Society was founded in 1922 by Iris enthusiasts whose interests were primarily to establish a forum for the exchange of views and knowledge of the genus. Over the years the society has attracted lovers of irises who wish to enjoy and share the delightful beauty of these flowers. Although our native British flag Iris is relatively short flowered within the Genus one finds the flowering season can extend to 8 months with a wide array of shapes, colours and sizes not to mention assorted habitat conditions from drought tolerant to water loving. The British Iris Society offers an opportunity to explore the Genus with like minded enthusiasts. Develop and share your knowledge, enjoy growing and showing, participate in conservation and furthering your interest in these wonderful plants

Fully paid membership entitles you to:

  • THE IRIS YEAR BOOK - published each December, containing articles on specialist features of iris growing, reviews and summaries of the years highlights, and is illustrated in colour.
  • THE NEWSLETTER - published twice yearly to keep you up-to-date with forthcoming events and news items.
  • THE SEED DISTRIBUTION SCHEME - the opportunity to obtain Iris seeds which you can try for yourself.
  • THE PLANT SALES SCHEME - the chance to buy Irises that may be difficult to find and at advantageous prices.
  • THE REFERENCE LIBRARY - a loan library service of books on irises, including titles not readily available elsewhere.
  • THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIBRARY - another loan service with over 5,000 slides that embraces specialist interest subjects, e.g. TBs, Species, Siberian, Japanese, Pacific Coast, etc..
  • MEMBERSHIP OF LOCAL AND SPECIALIST GROUPS - gives you the chance to join one of the Specialist or Local Groups who hold informative meetings and provides the opportunity to make new friends with fellow enthusiasts.
  • EXHIBIT IRISES - take an active part at the BIS Shows. Newcomers are always welcomed and encouraged to join in these colourful events. There are special classes for juniors and newcomers.
  • EXPERTISE ON HAND - seek advice from keen and experienced Iris growers who are always pleased to offer help.

Registration Form Download

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