Welcome

On this website you will find a basic guide to the family of irises. We have also added links to the wide range of other sources that we hope you may find interesting and useful.

Information about the BIS is here as well as lists of its events and related groups, both local and specialist.

We hope you will enjoy this site and come to share our love, excitement and interest in Irises.

Note that the membership subscription remains the same as 2016 and new members will be welcomed and enquiries through the contact page answered as promptly as possible.

The British Iris Society is registered with The Charity Commission - number 261896

Promoting British Irises since 1922

Become a member of the society

Our membership grows a wide range of plants and it is often said that there is an iris for every soil condition.

Some members also continue the long tradition of breeding new varieties while others work hard to preserve historic ones.

The BIS counts a number of Plant Heritage National Collection Holders amongst its members.

Why not join us?

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News and Events

Dates for your diary

A successful Show Season has now come to an end and the results will be in the Year Book in due course. In the meantime some dates for your diary: ...

BIS 2017 AGM: 23 September, Coton Manor

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at Coton Manor in Northampton NN6 8RQ on 23 September 2017. Further details including the agenda and schedule of activities will be published ...

Early Spring Show: 11 February 2018

Look out for more information later in the year. Venue: Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park, TW10 5HX Open: 11.00–15.30

Late Spring Show: 28 April 2018

Look out for more information on our plans for next year. Venue: RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB Open 11.30–16.30

Summer Show: 2 June 2018

Look out for more information on our plans for next year. Venue: RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB Open 11.30–16.30

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