Gardeners’ World Broadcast

Gardeners’ World will be broadcasting coverage of our irises on 1st July 2016 at 9:30pm. This clip shows Bryan Dodsworth’s irises at their best in full flower in Norfolk after being moved from the Nottinghamshire garden. Simon Dodsworth, Bryan’s son, […]

Historic Irises

The article, ‘Taking on an Important Iris Collection’, describes the challenges of taking on Bryan Dodsworth’s iris collection after his death in 2009. It charts the steps necessary to save the Collection thereby ensuring that Bryan Dodsworth’s legacy survives for […]

RHS London Shades of Autumn Exhibition

Polina Politnikova wins her second Gold Medal in 2015 featuring Bryan Dodsworth’s Irises. We are proud to present her stunning images from the RHS 2015 Photography Competition.

English Iris Company on BBC Gardeners’ World 1989

From the BBC Archives – Gardeners’ World feature Bryan Dodsworth and his irises, filmed in his garden at The Old Rectory in East Bridgford 1989. A fascinating insight into Bryan Dodsworth’s approach to hybridising Tall Bearded Irises.

National Collection Status Approved

We are delighted to report that the application for National Collection Status was approved by Plant Heritage in June 2015. We hope that this will raise the profile of Bryan Dodsworth’s Tall Bearded Irises collection within the gardening world and […]

Garden Visits

We were pleased to welcome a number of keen gardeners and gardening societies to some of our special garden openings in 2015. These have proved to be very popular, and work well either before or after one of the Talks. […]

New Introductions for 2015

Over the last twelve months we have increased considerably the number of plants available. New additions include: Classic Collection Charnwood Delight Givendale Jessica Rosalind Contemporary Collection Jean Wall Tisha These are available at a price of £12 per rhizome via […]

Open Gardens at Marshgate, June 2015

On 6th/7th June, the gardens in Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk were open for one weekend at the beginning of June when our irises were at their best. This was a great opportunity to see an outstanding collection of British Tall […]

Doddington Iris Day, 4th June 2015

The English Iris Company was delighted to be involved with Doddington Hall and to take part in their iris week from 31st May to 7th June 2015. The fruits of this collaboration can be seen in the new Display Bed […]

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We exhibited again at Chelsea Flower Show on Suzie Marsh’s Sculpture Stand (PW 29). Suzie was awarded a Three Star Exhibitors Award. There were over fifty of our irises in flower: William of Orange Red Pike Charnwood Delight The irises […]