2017 An­nual NSW Iris Show - A Cel­e­bra­tion Of Di­ver­sity

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Satur­day 21st Oc­to­ber 11.00am to 4.00pm Sun­day 22nd Oc­to­ber 9.00am to 3.00pm Black­heath Com­mu­nity Hall, Great Western High­way, Black­heath Adults: $5. Chil­dren: un­der 16 Free

The Iris So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia NSW An­nual Show cel­e­brates its 58th year show­cas­ing the flo­ral di­ver­sity of Iris

The NSW Iris Show is an an­nual high­light for NSW gar­den lovers with its stun­ning dis­plays of Iris from across the world, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional Old World and newer Bearded Iris, grace­ful Dutch Iris, exotic Crested Iris from China, flam­boy­ant Ja­panese Iris, ex­quis­ite Cal­i­for­nian Pa­cific Coast Iris, vi­brant wa­ter lov­ing Louisiana iris and del­i­cate Vir­ginica Iris as well as other fas­ci­nat­ing Iri­daceae.

Pres­i­dent Bar­bara Levy com­mented "I look for­ward to wel­com­ing ex­hibitors and vis­i­tors from across NSW to this ex­cit­ing cel­e­bra­tion of iris. The dis­play will be spec­tac­u­lar, with the an­nual Cham­pi­onship Show at­tract­ing around 200 ex­hibits from ded­i­cated home gar­den­ers to world recog­nised grow­ers.”

Vis­i­tors can pur­chase a wide se­lec­tion of iris from spe­cial­ist grow­ers, browse the cot­tage plants and gift stalls, have their iris ques­tions an­swered and vote for their favourite ex­hibit, and then sit back and take in the spec­ta­cle while en­joy­ing Devon­shire teas, pro­vided by QUOTA.

Ex­hibit­ing at the show is free and open to all, and there are some great prizes to be won. Ex­hibitors will be el­i­gi­ble for ma­jor awards in­clud­ing Best Ex­hibit in Show, Best Bearded Iris, Beard­less Iris, Blooms, Best Ju­nior and Novice, Col­lec­tion of Iris, Pot­ted Iris, Dec­o­ra­tive & Flo­ral Art, Craft/ Art and Pho­tog­ra­phy.

The pres­ti­gious Banksia Medal from the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Lon­don, will be awarded to Most Suc­cess­ful Ex­hibitor.

Sched­ules are now avail­able for down­load on the So­ci­ety’s web­site www.iris­so­ci­etynsw. org.au and click on ‘Show’.

Cal­i­for­nian Iris

Louisiana Iris

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