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Doddington Iris Day, 4th June 2015

Doddington Hall

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

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Logo

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

The Suffolk Show Logo

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

Doddington Hall

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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National Collection Status – Preliminary Application

Bryan's Best Blue - Tall Bearded Iris

The English Iris Company makes a preliminary application to Plant Heritage in December 2014 to create a National Collection of British Bearded Irises. This is the first part of a two-stage process. The second stage involves a full justification for […]

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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 […]

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Plant Variety Rights

Learn how the  English Iris Company has been successful in obtaining EU Plant Variety Rights (PVR’s) on its Bearded Irises. This protection is vital at a time when the standard of many new introductions to the market is poor, and […]

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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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National Press 2014

The Bearded Iris Press Release in May 2014 is picked up by several of the nationals. It is great that The English Iris Company is mentioned in the Daily Telegraph Gardening section as an online supplier of specialist British Tall […]

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