English Iris Company on BBC Gardeners’ World 1989

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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

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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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New Introductions for 2015

Charnwood Delight Tall Bearded Iris

Over the last twelve months we have introduced five new Bearded Irises.  These new additions include: Classic Collection Charnwood Delight Givendale Jessica Rosalind Contemporary Collection Jean Wall Tisha These are available via our online shop or by calling +44(0)7789 670 […]

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Open Gardens at Marshgate, June 2015

Please note that on 6th/7th June 2015 , the gardens in Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk are open for one weekend when our irises are at their best. This is a great opportunity to see an outstanding collection of British Tall […]

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Doddington Iris Day, 4th June 2015

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The English Iris Company is delighted to be involved with Doddington Hall Bearded Iris Week from 31st May to 7th June 2015. Visit the new Display Bed that features a collection of Bearded Irises raised by Bryan Dodsworth, the most celebrated […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Suffolk Show 27th/28th May 2015

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We exhibit our Bearded Irises at The Suffolk Show for the first time in the Floral marquee. This was an ideal opportunity to showcase British Bearded Irises in our own back yard. Our display had two essential components: A stunning […]

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Radio Lincolnshire Interview

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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 […]

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