RHS Chatsworth Show 2017

Our first Show with live plants. We exhibited at the RHS Show at Chatsworth in 2017. It proved to be challenging. Our irises flowered early in 2017, and we spent a considerable amount of time holding them back before the […]

RHS Spring and Orchid Show 2017

We attend the RHS Spring Show in 2017, our first RHS Show. This is a two-day event where we stage a Lindley Exhibit, and receive a Silver Medal. Feedback from the Judges will prove useful when we do another Lindley […]

Gardeners’ World Broadcast

BBC TV Gardeners’ World show a programme about our Award Winning British Bearded Irises on 1st July 2016 at 9:30pm. This clip shows Bryan Dodsworth’s irises at their best and in full flower, after being moved from their Nottinghamshire garden. […]

Historic Irises

Saving an Iris Collection of national importance is the subject of this article. If you are interested, take the time to read this fascinating article from the publication Historic Irises. ‘Taking on an Important Iris Collection’ describes the challenges of […]

RHS London Shades of Autumn Exhibition

RHS Photography Gold Medal is awarded to Polina Plotnikova in 2015 featuring Bryan Dodsworth’s Award Winning English Bearded Irises. We are proud to present her stunning images which won her the prestigious RHS Photography Gold Medal.

English Iris Company on BBC Gardeners’ World 1989

This rare archive footage from BBC TV Gardeners’ World features Bryan Dodsworth and his irises. The programme is filmed in the walled garden at The Old Rectory in East Bridgford 1989. It gives a fascinating insight into Bryan Dodsworth’s approach […]

National Collection Status Approved

In 2015 Plant Heritage grant National Collection Status for our Bearded Irises. The name of the Collection is ‘Tall Bearded Irises raised by Bryan Dodsworth’. National recognition of this kind will help in two ways. Firstly, to raise the profile of Bryan […]

Garden Visits

Garden Visits to the National Collection begin in 2015. We are pleased to welcome a number of keen gardeners and gardening societies to some of our special garden openings. These have proved to be very popular, and work well either […]

New Introductions for 2015

Over the last twelve months we have introduced five new Bearded Irises.  These new additions include: Classic Collection Charnwood Delight Givendale Jessica Rosalind Contemporary Collection Jean Wall Tisha These are available via our online shop or by calling +44(0)7789 670 […]

Open Gardens at Marshgate, June 2015

Please note that on 6th/7th June 2015 , the gardens in Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk are open for one weekend when our irises are at their best. This is a great opportunity to see an outstanding collection of British Tall […]