Dates for your diary


Our 2020 Shows and Group Events


BIS Early Spring Show – February 8th, RHS Wisley, Surrey GU23 6QB

Clore Learning Centre 10.30 - 3.30

‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the RHS Alpine Yard at 11.00 and 2pm

Woottens of Wenhaston is our invited nursery.


Kent Group Early Spring Show – February 13th, Baptist Church Hall, Crockenhill, Kent BR8 8JS


West & Midlands Iris Group Garden (W&MIG) visit- February 27th, Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, nr Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TZ


W&MIG AGM and Garden Visit - April 18th, Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS


BIS Late Spring Show – April 25th, RHS Wisley, Surrey GU23 6QB.  Glasshouse Gallery 10.00 - 4.00

11.30 – ‘Irises as a cut flower’ - Fern Harden

2.00 – ‘Growing irises and other Iridaceae in your garden’ - Sue Bedwell

Chailey Iris Gardens is our invited nursery.


Kent Group Show – May 9th, Methodist Hall, Otford, Kent TN14 5PH


W&MIG stand at: RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW 7th May - 10th May


RHS Chelsea Flower Show BIS have a stand in the Floral Marque to celebrate the American Iris Society Centenary 19th -23rd May


Eastern Group Visit - May 27th, 10.30am Visit to Newnham College, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DF.
Contact for more informaton or to join the group.


W&MIG Show - May 31st, Highnam Community Centre, Highnam, Gloucester Gl2 8DG


W&MIG Garden visit – June 1st, 59 Foregate Street, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire

B96 6AJ and Jeremy Handy’s allotment which is a BIS Trial Garden.


BIS Summer Show - June 6th at RHS Wisley, Surrey GU23 6QB. Glasshouse Gallery 10.00 -4.00

11.00 - 'Modern Arrangements with Irises' Jasmine Bicknell (NAFAS Demonstrator)

2.00 - Behind the scenes tour of the RHS Alpine Yard

Gobbett Nursery is our invited nursery.


W&MIG Garden visit – July 2nd, Coddington Vineyard, nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JJ


W&MIG Garden visit - September 5th, Poole Cottage, Coppett Hill, Goodrich, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6JH


BIS AGM and Garden visit - September 19th, Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, Thenford, Banbury OX17 2BX


W&MIG Members Lunch and Tea & Talk - October 25th, Highnam Community Centre, Highnam, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 8DG

Talk at 2pm: Sue Bedwell – ‘Growing species iris and irids without enough time’



Your BIS membership card will allow you free access to RHS Wisley on BIS Show days