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Start the New Year Right – Learn About Irises!

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2014 Show Winners
Van Hook Family
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Bluegrass Iris Society will be meeting to learn about the variety of irises that can be seen at regional and national meetings on Thursday, January 15th.

Join us at 7pm at the Tates Creek branch of the Lexington Public Library, and if you're not a member, join now!

Read about more upcoming events...

Winter Regional Potluck February 28

Iris lovers from all over Kentucky and Tennessee will be gathering at the Henry Horton state park on the weekend of February 28th to share and learn about irises. Special speaker Bonnie Nichols will present about novely irises. Click here to read more...

Arboretum Adds Iris Garden with BGIS

The UK Arboretum in Lexington now has an iris garden, thanks to Bluegrass Iris Society. In early August, BGIS planted about 120 iris rhizomes, many of which will bloom next spring. We'll be adding more varieties and species as time goes along. Click here to read more...

Our Mission

The purpose of the society shall be to promote an increased interest in all types of iris and the iris in general in the bluegrass area and to encourage and foster the culture and improvement of the iris, and to promote the interest of the youth in our area, the region and the American Iris Society (AIS).

For your enjoyment...

Below is our president, David Cupps, featured on television this spring, promoting our annual iris show.