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2018 ISD GARDEN BUS TOUR
The annual ISD Iris Trek will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 & 17, 2018.
There are only 15 seats available. Thirty nine people have already signed up. ISD members that have not reserved a seat on the bus have until Sunday, February 18th to let us know if you are going on the Trek. After that date, remaining seats will be released to non-ISD members.
Non-ISD member rate is $75 for both days of tours & lunches.
Please contact Bonnie J Nichols @ 214.676.9892 for more information and to get on the waiting list.
We will leave from Holy Cross Lutheran Church (11425 Marsh Lane Dallas, TX) at 7:30 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m.
Gardens we will be touring are:
Monday the 16th (tentative):
Michael & Mary Ellen Reed (Farmers Branch)
Nichols Northaven (Hillcrest Iris Gardens - Dallas)
Ron Burseen (Venus)
Tom Burseen (The Lab - Grand Prairie)
Tuesday the 17th (tentative):
Dell Perry (Seandel Iris Gardens - Plano)
Judy Schneider (The Shady Spot - Whitesboro)
Rodney Barton (Hickory Creek)
After the bus returns to Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Tuesday (17th), anyone interested in learning how to hybridize irises will meet at the Addison Garden. Instructors will demonstrate how to hybridize irises. We will tag our iris crosses and harvest the seeds in late summer.
We will have snacks and water on the bus. Lunch will be provided both days.
This year we have added iris awards to the Trek. There will an award for the best iris clump seen in the tour gardens as well as an award for the favorite iris hybridized by a Texas hybridizer.