‘Spirit of Kent’ The British Iris Society is delighted to announce the following awards for 2021 The Dykes Medal is the supreme award of the BIS awarded annually to the most outstanding cultivar in the Dykes Trial that is of a sufficiently high standard. This year It was awarded to Olga Wells for her iris ‘Spirit…

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The results of the 2021 Virtual Summer Show have been announced. Congratualtions to the winners, but thank you to everyone who made the show a success. To see the entries just follow this link This year’s Chairman’s Award winner.

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Botanical Treasures: Inspiration from Nature in Porcelain and on Paper You may have seen Fern Harden demonstrating her painting skills at one of our shows. You can see her work alongside other Gloucestershire artists in a new exhibition at the Museum of Royal Worcester running until 31st October 2021. Further details can be found here.

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Ferdinand Cayeux Irises I am trying to collect as many irises as possible bred by the French hybridiser Ferdinand Cayeux. If any members have any irises that they either know or suspect to be Ferdinand Cayeux introductions (including those introduced posthumously by his son Rene) then please contact me on somersetlawnranger@gmail.com At present I can…

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Rules updated December 2020 to include classes 7 & 8, as the Early Spring show has been cancelled due to Covid. British Iris Society Iris Photo Competition Winter 2020/Early Spring 2021 Following the large number of entries, we received for the on-line iris competition we held in May, we have decided to hold another. This…

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Having had the idea planted in my mind recently by Sarah Cook (of Sir Cedric Morris fame) I am undertaking the challenge of collecting irises that were hybridized in my home county of Suffolk. As well as the well-known Sir Cedric Morris there are others that deserve to be collected and preserved alongside these. The…

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