2018 Garden Opening

Opening the Garden at Marshgate after a gap of four years. www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/national-collection-iris-open-north-walsham-1-5550567

New Iris included in Newnham College Collection

We have been involved with Newnham since 2012. In 2013 we launched three Irises that form the nucleus of their Collection. In 2016 the Display Border was opened to great acclaim. In 2018 we launched another Iris, Catherine Seville at […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

British Iris Society Annual Summer Show

British Iris Society (BIS) Annual Summer Show – RHS Hyde Hall 31st May 2015 This was held for the first time at Hyde Hall which proved to be a great venue. We had a regular stream of enthusiastic visitors all […]

Radio Lincolnshire Interview

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’, its practical uses as a fixative for perfume, and even as one […]

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

The Press Day on 4th and 5th June that was attended by freelance garden journalists and photographers from across the country provided a great opportunity to showcase our Iris Collection at its best.