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Seed Available

BIS Seed List 2019-2020 Non-members can now purchase seed from our latest annual list. To download, just click on the icon: If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact

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A quest for Suffolk raised irises—Steve Baker

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

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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

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Early Spring Show

BIS Early Spring Show at the Clore Centre, RHS Wisley. Saturday 8th Feb, open 10.30 till 3.30 Members who are not RHS members can gain access to the event using

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British Iris Society Awards for 2019

The British Iris Society is delighted to announce the following awards for 2019. The Dykes Medal is the supreme award of the BIS awarded annually to the most outstanding cultivar in

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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

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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

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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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