2022 is the Centenary year of the Society, please join with us in celebrating this milestone

 

Chelsea Flower Show 24-28 May 2022

Celebration Weekend based near Stratford upon Avon & launch of Centenary publication Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept 2022

See below for details of these and associated events including group events:

RHS Chelsea Flower Show May 24-28th. Our display is in the centre of the Great Pavilion, stand number GPE193.  So, if you are visiting Chelsea, then do make sure that you come and say hello!

 

Eastern Group Saturday 4th June. Visit to Sarah Cook’s National Collection of Sir Cedric Morris Irises’ at 11am, and a tour of the house and garden at Benton End at 1pm, led by Lucy Skellorn.  This is a rare opportunity to see the garden in its very early stages of development, before the Garden Museum embarks on reviving the site. To enquire please email info@britishirissociety.org.uk
Tickets are £20 each with all proceeds going to The Benton End Garden Trust, a subsidiary charity of the Garden Museum.

 

West & Midlands Iris Group Summer Garden Party.  Tuesday 26th July. Birtsmorton Court, nr Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6JS, is a medieval manor house with a wonderful garden, a fitting place to celebrate with a traditional afternoon tea!  The cost is £10pp which includes a donation to a local hospice.  To enquire, please email  info@westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk

 

You are invited to join with Moorcroft Members Club members to hear Jake Croft’s talk – ‘Tall Bearded Iris, their history and culture’ on Friday 29th July at 10.30am.  Moorcroft Heritage Visitors Centre, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2DQ

 

Our Celebration weekend is on the 17th & 18th September.  This event is a chance to socialise, to meet other members and their friends. It will also incorporate our AGM, talks and a Gala dinner on the Saturday evening. Our centenary publication will be launched at this event. Full details and booking guidance.

 

West & Midlands Iris Group Tea & Talk – Sunday 16th October 2pm -  Jim Almond – ‘The Juno Iris Collection’ All are welcome, the cost is £5 to include home-made cake and tea. Highnam Community Centre, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8DG To enquire, please email-info@westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk

 

On Tuesday 18th October at 10.30am you can learn more about how the pottery is made with a Tour of the Moorcroft Factory. We will also be able to meet the designer of the special BIS Centenary Collection that Moorcroft will be launching at Chelsea. To enquire,  please email info@britishirissociety.org.uk