English Love Affair with Iris

 

Sue Marshall
Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden, TN27 8NF
Sunday 23 April 2017, 2.30pm

Members’ lecture meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before becoming members.
Members £3 Guests £5

Sue set up Iris of Sissinghurst about 12 years ago and since then the nursery has steadily grown in size and reputation. As the name implies, the nursery specialises in tall, intermediate and short bearded irises and particularly those bred in Kent, both modern and historic varieties, many of which are unavailable elsewhere.

At the last two Chelsea Flower Shows Sue has been awarded Gold for growing and staging irises on behalf of the French breeder Cayeux. In 2014 her deep purple and white Iris ‘Domino’ (named after her cat) came second in the RHS Plant of the Year.

The nursery site is currently being redeveloped and she hopes to be able to hold at least one open weekend next year.
You can find more details on her website.

This will be followed by our Seedling Swap.

More details to follow.

 

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