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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English Iris Company on BBC Gardeners’ World 1989

Gardeners' World logo

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 […]

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National Collection Status Approved

Plant Heritage NCCPG logo

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 […]

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Garden Visits

Award Winning English Tall Bearded Iris - Darley Dale (UK Dykes Medal)

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 […]

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