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Members-Only Iris Sale Aug 7

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2014 Show Winners
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Each year, BGIS offers iris plants for sale to the public. These are irises that have grown well in our members' gardens, and they offer their oversupply as a fundraiser. But the week after, BGIS holds a members-only event where we refresh our garden stock with some of the latest and greatest new irises. The club is able to offer these to our members at about 1/3 of the catalog price!

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

Read about more upcoming events...

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.