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

AGM and Lecture Day – Saturday 21 September, 2019

RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH We are very fortunate to be holding our 2019 AGM at RHS Rosemoor and to be allowed the use of their Learning Centre. ...

Dates for your diary

  Our 2020 Show dates are: Early Spring Show Saturday 8 February, Clore Learning Centre Late Spring Event Saturday 25 April, Glasshouse Gallery Summer Show Saturday 6 June, Glasshouse Gallery ...

Malvern and Gardener’s World Live 2019

WMIG designed an impressive stand for Malvern showing Iridaceae through the year, with splendid exhibits cleverly showing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The latter two featuring Bonfire Night and a ...

New Registrar and New Seed Officer

The EC are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Wilcox as the new BIS Registrar. She takes over from her mother, Jennifer Hewitt, who has held the office for ...

Plant Heritage honours Sarah Cook

Plant Heritage honours Sarah Cook, saviour of the Benton irises, with prestigious Brickell Award Plant Heritage has awarded Sarah Cook who holds the historic National Plant Collection of Iris introduced ...

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