Members of the American Iris Society in the six New England States are automatically members of
Region 1. Regional events are held twice a year and members receive the Region 1 Bulletin.
Those outside of Region 1 are also welcome to join in the fun and can subscribe to the Region 1
Bulletin. The spring/summer Region 1 event usually is a tour of iris gardens
in bloom, often with an educational session about iris or gardening. The fall event is indoors with
the Region's annual meeting followed by lively auction of iris knicknacks, books and plants and
an educational lecture by a nationally known
irisarian. The members of Region 1 include people new to irises, others who have grown
irises for years and those who breed iris. Everyone is welcome and our purpose is to share our
love of irises and help each other in growing them.
New Region 1 Bylaws
Upcoming Regional Events
For more information about ISM events, email Barbara at
For more information about WNEIS events, email Deborah
For more information about the Regional Events, contact David Nitka at
Region 1 Events for 2009
|Feb 15|| MIS|| Meeting, First Parish Church, Gorham, ME. Bernard McGlaughlin Gardens Foundation|
|Feb 21|| CIS|| Meeting at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford CT
|Feb 28|| Region 1||Regional Hybridizer's Meeting, Winter Hybridizer's Meeting, Town Center Yellow Building Bedford MA
|Mar 10|| MIS||Meeting, Auburn United Methodist Church, 7:00PM
|Mar 21|| ISM||Iris Society of Massachusetts Pot Luck lunch, noon to 4 PM
|April 14|| MIS||Meeting Auburn United Methodist Church speaker, 7:00PM
|April 18|| WNEIS||Getting Started with Iris, Greenfield Public Library, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
|April 18|| CIS||Meeting at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford CT, Louisiana Iris Program
|May 5|| WNEIS|| Japanese Iris Dig in Colrain, MA, 4:30 PM
|May 11 - 16|| AIS||AIS National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri|
|May 12|| MIS|| Spring Perennial Plant Auction, 7:00 PM,
Park Ave. United Methodist Church, Auburn, ME. |
|May 16|| CIS||Sale of potted iris at Elizabeth Park Plant Sale West Hartford, CT, 10:00 AM - 2:00PM
|May 16|| WNEIS||Western New England Iris Society Garden Tour to Phil Cooks in Underhill, VT and Cady Falls Nursury display garden.
Bring a lunch. Carpool from Greenfield Home Depot on Route 2.
|May 23|| MIS||Maine Iris Society 34rd Annual Median Iris and Spring Flower Show, Oxford Hills Middle School, South Paris, ME, 1:00 - 4:30PM
|May 24|| ISM||ISM Garden Tour, Fabulous gardens in Norfolk, Newton and Carlisle, MA, 11 AM to 5 PM.
|May 30|| CIS|| Connecticut Iris Society Iris Exhibition,
Pond House, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
|May 31|| WNEIS|| Visit to Barbara Waldron's garden, Hinsdale, NH. Lunch at Barbara's
bakery. Carpool from Greenfield Home Depot on Route 2.
|June 6|| ISM|| Iris Show, Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Church St, West Concord, MA
Entries 9 - 11 AM. Open to public 1 to 4 PM.
|June 13|| MIS||Maine Iris Society 49th Annual Iris Show
Auburn Middle School Auburn ME, 1:30 - 5:30 PM|
|June 24|| WNEIS|| Iris Dig in Ludlow, MA, 5 PM
|June 20-21|| CIS||Rose Weekend display garden iris dig and sale, Elizabeth Partk,
West Hartford, CT, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|July 5|| MIS / WNEIS|| JI Iris Show, Shelburne/Buckland Community Center, Main St,
Shelburne Falls, MA. Open to public 1 to 4 PM|
|July 18|| MIS|| Auction (Tall Bearded & Siberian), Gorham, ME, 1:00 PM|
|July 25|| CIS|| Iris Sale and Auction. East Haddam CT, noon - 3:00 PM|
|Aug 2|| MIS||Swap Day for members only, lunch at noon, location TBD|
|Aug 1|| WNEIS||Picnic and Plant Auction at the Smith's, Orange, MA at 11:30 AM. Bring
something to grill and/or a potluck dish. Bring a plant, tool or food item for the swap.
|Sept 8|| MIS|| Auction Daylilies and Irises (Siberian & Japanese), Park Ave. United
Methodist Church, Auburn ME 7:00 PM|
|Sept 19|| CIS||Meeting at the Friend's House, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT, 12:30 PM |
|Oct 13|| MIS|| Annual Meeting / Show Awards Presentation, 6:30 PM, Park
Ave. United Methodist Church, Aubrn, ME.
|Oct 17|| CIS|| Meeting at the Friend's House, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT, 12:30 PM|
|Nov 13|| CIS|| Display Garden cleanup, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT, 10 - 11 AM.
Rain/Snow date 11/21. Bring tools.