Welcome to our Society's website
Welcome to the New Zealand Iris Society Web site.
My name is Marilyn Fleming and I became a member of the Iris Scoiety in 1980 when I attended the convention with my Mother-In-Law Gladys Fleming. I was then hooked. As the Southland group is in recess I have joined the Otago Iris Group but cannot attend all meetings as it is a two and half hour drive. I am a senior judge and I had Glenleigh Iris Gardens from 1991 till 2003 when I moved from Makarewa to Invercargill. I am able to grow Bearded, Japanese, Siberian and species iris successfully in Southland. I am looking forward to the next three years being president and working with the management team.
Updated March 2016
On this site you will be able to find out about the New Zealand Iris Society, who we are and how to become a member. You will also find out information on the activities of the Society and the benefits of belonging.
Understanding the genus iris is a major driver for members, much can be learned from reading and from internet research but the best learning comes from interections with other growers and from hands-on experience. The companionship and sharing of knowledge is high on the agenda for members. We have very experienced growers and raw beginners amongst our membership. The annual convention is well worth attending – alternate years – north and south.
The objectives of our Society are – To encourage, improve and extend the study and cultivation of the Genus Iris and to collaborate with Iris Societies in other countries, to regulate the nomenclature classification and registration of irises.
The Society exsits for the benefit of the members only and not for profit of any individual.
Groups throughout New Zealand contribute to the pages here and many of the group are very active.
To find our way around the website – Pages are listed on the left hand side of the page. A click will open the page you require.
Updated August 2015