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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

W&MIG Garden visit – July 2nd, Coddington Vineyard, nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JJ   W&MIG Garden visit – September 5th, Poole Cottage, Coppett Hill, Goodrich, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9…

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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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