2018 Garden Opening

We open the Garden at Marshgate, North Walsham in Norfolk after a gap of four years. Read about it in the local press. www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/national-collection-iris-open-north-walsham-1-5550567

New Iris included in Newnham College Collection

A new Newham Iris, Catherine Seville, is launched on 2nd June 2018 and added to the Newnham Iris Collection. This exquisite Bearded Iris is named after Doctor Seville, a former colleague of Professor Jenny Morton. Together they set up the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We exhibited again at  RHS 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 […]

British Iris Society Annual Summer Show

We exhibit our Award Winning Bearded Irises at the British Iris Society Summer Show on 31st May 2015. The venue for the event is RHS Hyde Hall . We have a regular stream of enthusiastic visitors all day enjoying exciting displays of […]

Radio Lincolnshire Interview

Learn about Bearded Irises on Radio Lincolnshire. An entertaining record of the lively interview with Simon Dodsworth just prior to the launch of Doddington Iris Week. Discussion ranges from the derivation of the term ‘iris’ to its practical uses as […]

Local Press and TV Coverage

Good local press and media in 2014 raised our profile locally. A two-page article in the Eastern Daily Press ‘When Iris Eyes are smiling’, a centre page spread in the North Norfolk News and excellent coverage on BBC TV all […]

Press Day, June 2014

We hold a Bearded Irises Press Day on 4th and 5th June that was attended by freelance garden journalists and photographers from across the country. This is a great opportunity to showcase our Award Winning Collection of British Bearded Irises […]

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