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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Chelsea Flower Show 2014

We exhibit our Award Winning British Bearded Irises for the first time at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We provide an exciting display on Suzie Marsh’s garden sculptures;pture stand. This was a new initiative and will be repeated in 2015. The […]

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Opening the Marshgate Iris Garden for the first time

The Eastern Daily Press helped to publicise the first Bearded Iris Open Day at Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk in June 2014. This is the first time we open the Iris Garden to the public who have a chance to see […]

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Newnham Display Bed of British Irises

Newnham College Bearded Iris Display Border. More images.

Visit the Newnham Bearded Iris Border. This display bed of British Bearded Irises is planted in August 2013 and includes a selection of British irises raised by Bryan Dodsworth, Barry Emmerson and Garry Middleton. The Display Bed is located in […]

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Bryan Dodsworth’s Irises

There is a full range of Bryan Dodsworth’s Bearded Irises in Norfolk. As a result, his Bearded Irises are now held in different locations. This much reduces the risk of losing individual varieties and is an essential step towards preserving […]

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Newnham College Iris Collection – Launched June 2013

Newnham College Cambridge

The English Iris Company is working with the College to develop the Newnham Bearded Iris Collection. We are also involved in planting a Display Border of British Bearded Irises in the college grounds, with over 100 plants. This work will be […]

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