Iris Society, British
The British Iris Society was founded in 1922 by iris enthusiasts whose interests were primarily to establish a forum for the exchange of views and knowledge of the genus. It is open to all, and confined to neither academics nor "experts", and over the years has attracted lovers of irises who wish to enjoy and share the delights and beauty of these flowers.
On this website you will find a basic guide to the irises and for the more adventurous a detailed A-Z. Information about the BIS is here as well as a list of its events and sub-groups. Many pages contain pictures, if you click on the them you will usually get a better view. Use your back button to return.
There are a number of Iris Societies from around the world represented on the web and to reflect the British nature of the site, there is a list of the UK Dykes Medal Winners, a page on Where To See Irises in the UK and we intend to add soon a page showing some of the British irises which have been bred over the years.
We hope you will enjoy this site and come to share our love, excitement and interest in Irises.
Notes for your diaries:
The BIS convention dates are 25th-27th May 2007. This will be based at the International Study Centre which lies within the precincts Canterbury Cathedral so guests will be able to enjoy some of Kent's best historical sites as well as the 600 guest irises in the 3 gardens not far away. A flyer giving details can be found here. A printable booking form is also available. Please note that the talks and the evening meals will be take place at the International Study Centre.