The Iris Society of Dallas (ISD) is a nonprofit
organization, established in 1954 to promote the growing of quality
irises in our area and to foster communication and sharing of
information among iris growers. The sponsoring of an iris
show each spring has been a major public event through the
The Iris Society of Dallas is affiliated with the American Iris
Society (AIS) (see more below).
Our location is in the Region 17 of the AIS which includes iris
societies throughout the state of Texas. Link to Region 17 at
The Society is one of the largest groups of iris enthusiasts in Texas. It is
know for its promotion of the culture and improvement of the Iris
genus, its support of horticultural students, its encouragement of
the education of the public in iris culture, and the quality of its
shows. Our closest large iris club is the Fort Worth
Iris Society. Another close iris club is located in the
Sherman/Denison area - Texoma Rainbow Iris Society.
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Meetings are usually
held on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM. Meetings
are held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 11425 Marsh Lane,
The Society generally holds two public sales each year, one in
August and another in September. The rhizomes offered for
sale are increases from members' gardens and are acclimated to our
area. Many people prefer them over rhizomes imported from
other areas of the country. In addition to many tall bearded
irises, several other types of irises that are established in our
area will be available at our sales.
Many ISD members also hold membership in the American Iris Society
and are active in both the regional and the national affairs of the
AIS. Several members are also accredited AIS show and garden
judges. Members receive the monthly newsletter "Iris Talk."
ISD Membership Dues
Membership dues for the Iris Society of Dallas are $12.50 for one
person, or $15.00 for a family. To become a new member,
please attend one of our events.
We periodically sponsor local bus tours to tour gardens and
hybridizers in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area during peak blooming
In 2000, we hosted the American Iris Society (AIS) National
In 2004, we hosted The Society for Louisiana Iris (SLI) National
In 2013, we hosted the American Iris Society (AIS) and The
Society for Louisiana Iris (SLI) National Conventions.
In 2014, we again hosted the American Iris Society (AIS)
In 2017, we will again be hosting The Society for Louisiana Iris
(SLI) National Convention.
Speakers and Programs
The club has members available to present programs on irises to
your garden club or other organization.
For the year of May 2016 to May 2017.
|| Hooker Nichols
|First Vice President and Program Chair:
|| Vicki Howard
|Second Vice President and Membership Chair:
|| Judy Schneider
|Third Vice President and Show Chair:
|| Mike Reed
|| Pat Norvell
|| Bonnie J Nichols
|| Rich Miller
About the American Iris Society (AIS)
The American Iris Society is a nonprofit institution
incorporated February 2, 1927, in the County of Philadelphia,
State of Pennsylvania. By the terms of the Charter, the Corporation
has no stockholders and exists for the sole purpose of promoting
the culture and improvement of the Iris.
You can go to the American Iris Society Web Site to
view all of their information: http://www.irises.org/