Garden Visits

We were pleased to welcome a number of keen gardeners and gardening societies to some of our special garden openings in 2015. These have proved to be very popular, and work well either before or after one of the Talks. […]

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New Introductions for 2015

Over the last twelve months we have increased considerably the number of plants available. New additions include: Classic Collection Charnwood Delight Givendale Jessica Rosalind  Contemporary Collection Jean Wall Tisha These are available at a price of £12 per rhizome via […]

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Open Gardens at Marshgate, June 2015

On 6th/7th June, the gardens in Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk were open for one weekend at the beginning of June when our irises were at their best. This was a great opportunity to see an outstanding collection of British Tall […]

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Doddington Iris Day, 4th June 2015

Doddington Hall

The English Iris Company was delighted to be involved with Doddington Hall and to take part in their iris week from 31st May to 7th June 2015. The fruits of this collaboration can be seen in the new Display Bed […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015

RHS Chelsea Flower Show logo

We exhibited again at 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

British Iris Society (BIS) Annual Summer Show – RHS Hyde Hall 31st May 2015 This was held for the first time at Hyde Hall which proved to be a great venue. We had a regular stream of enthusiastic visitors all […]

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Suffolk Show 27th/28th May 2015

The Suffolk Show logo

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

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Radio Lincolnshire Interview

Radio interview explaining more about Bryan Dodsworth’s irises and the links with Doddington Hall.

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National Collection Status – Preliminary Application

A preliminary application was made to Plant Heritage in December 2014; this was the first part of a two-stage process to create a historic collection with the title ‘Tall Bearded Irises raised by Bryan Dodsworth’.  

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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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