Membership or renewal paid between 1 Jan and 28 Feb : £12.00
Membership or renewal paid after 28 Feb : £14.00
3 year membership from 2017 : £35.00
Membership or renewal paid between 1 Jan and 28 Feb : £15.00
Membership or renewal paid after 28 Feb : £17.00
3 year membership from 2017 : £44.00
Outside Europe Membership
Membership or renewal paid between 1 Jan and 28 Feb : £18.00
Membership or renewal paid after 28 Feb : £20.00
3 year membership from 2017 : £53.00
Student and Junior Membership
Junior members must be sponsored by an adult member of the BIS
Student and Junior members (under 18) : £7.00
Additional Family Members at the same address : £1.00 each (if more than one please use the message box below with further details)
Becoming a Member
All membership renewal enquiries should be addressed to Rex Harden, Membership Secretary, 56 Pirton Lane, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2SJ
Membership runs with the calendar year. New members pay a subscription of £14 (plus an extra £1 for each additional family member, including juniors under the age of 18 living at the same address).
Members who join between January and 31 July will receive the current Year Book as well as the edition published in December.
New members joining the Society from 1 August onwards do not receive the current Year Book, however, their subscription covers the following year, and of course will receive the Year Book in December.
Students who can provide evidence that they are on a recognised full-time horticultural course are eligible for full membership (for the duration of their course) at the reduced rate of £7.
A saving of £2 on renewal subscriptions is offered to fully paid members who pay before the end of February - the cost is £12. From 1 March the full rate of £14 applies. Family and junior (under 18-year old) members at the same address each pay £1 annual renewal subscriptions. There is no additional charge for overseas members.
THE IRIS YEAR BOOK published each December, containing articles on specialist features of iris growing, reviews and summaries of the year’s highlights, illustrated in colour.
THE NEWSLETTER published twice yearly to keep you up-to-date with forthcoming events and news items.
THE SEED DISTRIBUTION SCHEME the opportunity to obtain Iris seeds which you can try for yourself.
THE PLANT SALES SCHEME the chance to buy Irises that may be difficult to find and at advantageous prices.
THE REFERENCE LIBRARY a loan library service of books on irises, including titles not readily available elsewhere.
THE IMAGE LIBRARY another loan service with over 5,000 digital images that embraces specialist interest subjects, e.g. TBs, Species, Siberian, Japanese, Pacific Coast, etc.
MEMBERSHIP OF LOCAL AND SPECIALIST GROUPS gives you the chance to join one of the Specialist or Local Groups who hold informative meetings and provides the opportunity to make new friends with fellow enthusiasts.
EXHIBIT IRISES take an active part at the BIS Shows. Newcomers are always welcomed and encouraged to join in these colourful events. There are special classes for juniors and newcomers.
EXPERTISE ON HAND seek advice from keen and experienced Iris growers who are always pleased to offer help.