2018 Garden Opening

Classic British Bearded Irises at Marshgate

We open the Garden at Marshgate, North Walsham in Norfolk after a gap of four years. Read about it in the local press.

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New Iris included in Newnham College Collection

Catherine Seville Pink Tall Bearded Iris

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 […]

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New Iris Varieties

Hornpipe Tall White Bearded Iris with Purple 'stitching'

The English Iris Company is delighted to introduce three new Bearded Irises in 2018: Lime Soda, a stunning pale yellow; Whooper Swan (Dykes Medal Winner 1997), a really subtle white with pale red beard, with amazing structure; also Hornpipe, a […]

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Spring 2018 Update

Bearded Irises at Marshgate - different colour combinations

Moving Irises to Norfolk Work clearing the garden in Nottinghamshire was completed in October 2017 prior to the house being sold later in the year. This has been a major undertaking and has been in progress since 2013. The irises […]

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Alan Gray Draws the Winner from our Competition to ‘Name an Iris’

Alan Grey Drawing the Name an Iris Competition Winner

The Draw to name an Iris was carried out by Alan Gray, co-owner of the renowned East Ruston Gardens. I am pleased to announce that the winner is Susan Lankester from Wymondham in Norfolk; she visited the Stand at Chatsworth […]

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RHS Chatsworth Show 2017

Chatsworth 2017 - Our Stand at Our first RHS Show - Bronze Medal

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 […]

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RHS Spring and Orchid Show 2017

Award Winning English Tall Bearded Iris - Annabel Jane (UK Dykes Medal)

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 […]

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Gardeners’ World Broadcast

BBC TV Gardener's World

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. […]

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Historic Irises

Bryan Dodsworth

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 […]

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RHS London Shades of Autumn Exhibition

RHS Photography Gold Medal (Red Pike) Bearded Iris -Polina Plotnikova

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.

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