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

Late Spring Show: 28 April 2018

Only 3 weeks away now! Check dates for your diary for next years events too Venue: RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB Open 11.00–16.00             Show Schedule 14.00 'Iris through the Year' - an ...

Summer Show: 2 June 2018

Look out for more information on our plans for next year. Venue: RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB Open 11.00–16.00             Show Schedule 14.00 'Irises - how to grow and varieties to ...

AGM 2018

The 2018 AGM will be held at Great Comp Garden https://greatcompgarden.co.uk/ on Saturday 29th September 2018, come back here to look for more details which will be added as the ...

Dates for your diary

Two shows at Wisley; 28 April for the Late Spring Show and 2 June for the Summer Show. The date for the AGM in 2018 is Saturday 29 September. The ...

Report on BIS AGM 2017: 23 Sept, Coton Manor

Chairman John Milner with the Hon Secretary Jill Whitehead The 94th Annual General Meeting of the British Iris Society was held at the beautiful setting of Coton Manor, Northampton. 26 ...

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