2018 Annual General Meeting – Update

If you weren’t at the BC IRIS Society Annual General Meeting on March 24th, you missed an excellent presentation from our Past President, a fellow who is often described as The Iris King of Canada. Ted has recently downsized his amazing Iris selling enterprise and gave attendees an excellent hour of his ‘favourite’ Iris of … Read more

2018 Annual General Meeting

The BC Iris Society is holding its 2018 Annual Meeting at the new Couvelier Hall at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich at 505 Quayle Road, Victoria on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 10 am. Our special guest speaker is none other than our esteemed past President Ted Baker who will give us the … Read more

2016 Photo Contest

2016 Photo Contest

We had 4 judges and some were having a hard time deciding the winner for our New Year Iris Photo Contest!! Here it is! This is Dangerous Mood, a Tall bearded Iris from Schreiner 2004. The picture is from the Richard N Ruth Cypher garden in Duncan and they are the winners of a complimentary membership to the … Read more

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM for the British Columbia Iris Society was a great success. Our speaker, Alan McMurtrie, delivered an excellent and comprehensive presentation on his role in the development of Iris Reticulata. The group welcomed new President, Richard Hebda, and all reports indicated a successful year. Members also surprised founder and tireless leader, Ted Baker, … Read more

2016 Region 13 Spring Convention Meeting May 14 – 16, 2016

The King County Iris Society is very pleased to host the 2016 Region 13 Spring Meeting in Bothell, Washington. We offer a self-guided tour including four gardens for your viewing pleasure along with two hours of judges training. The agenda for the weekend includes: Friday evening, May 13, 2016 Registration from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 … Read more

A Garden Tour to Remember – May 28, 2016, Cowichan Valley

Sweeter Still

By Brenda Burch, Social Media Director, BC Iris Society Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up for our ‘A GARDEN TOUR TO REMEMBER’ tour within the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. We have filled one bus and are working on a second bus. There are still some seats available. Contact us today! On … Read more

Annual General Meeting is on Saturday March 5, 2016

Cocnino [SDB M Smith]

Mark your Calendar to attend the BCIS Spring Meeting! Here are the details: DATE: Saturday, March 5, 2016 WHERE: Ardmore Golf Course, 930 Ardmore Drive, Sidney, BC TIMES: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Annual General Meeting 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Program: Species Iris by Ian Efford, Duncan, BC PROGRAM: Ian … Read more

2015 AIS Region 13 Fall Meeting, October 2 ~ 4


Date: October 2~4, 2015 Place: Hampton Inn by Hilton in Langley 19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 7R2 Phone: 604-530-6545 The British Columbia Iris Society is very pleased to host the 2015 Region 13 Fall Meeting in Langley, British Columbia. Thomas Hobbs, an internationally known speaker on garden topics from Langley will be our featured speaker Saturday evening. … Read more

Pacific Coast Native Iris by Harry Hill

PCI hybrids come in a wide range of colours. Image © Harry Hill

You have probably heard the old expression that good things come in threes. Well, for me nothing exemplifies this better than the flower of the iris. It’s all based on threes – three falls, three standards, three style arms – and yet expresses an amazing variety in colour and texture within that simple pattern. In … Read more

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