Welcome to the

San Diego Iris Society

Welcome! General meetings of the San Diego Iris Society are held the second Sunday from October to June at 1:00 p.m. Special events occur in September, December, February, May. Please see the latest newsletter for details.

Interested in joining our friendly society? Click here to download the membership form, or contact membership@sandiegoirissociety.org.

All San Diego Iris Society sponsored events are free and open to the public.

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org.

  • For information on how to join our friendly society and receive our monthly newsletter, see SDIS Membership

  • Check out Iris Info for interesting articles and gardening tips on how to grow and hybridize your own irises

  • SDIS Marketplace features our members' businesses which offer products and services related to irises

  • Board Members lists current officers and committees


2022 Meetings & Special Events

We have resumed our in-person meetings at the Lakeside Historical Society. Please note that there will not be a potluck at our meetings, and masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Breakthrough cases are very real and pose a risk to our more vulnerable friends and family.

  • SDIS Meetings

  • SDIS meets the second Sunday at 1:00PM, unless otherwise noted

  • Location: 9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA 92040

At the January meeting, we will have a presentation on integrated pest management. We normally have a birthday party in February at the Seven Seas hotel, but we would not be able to meet the minimum attendance requirement. We will meet at the Lakeside Historical Society instead - program TBD, maybe a roundtable discussion. Our Spring Show and Sale is currently still on for April 30th and May 1st in Casa del Prado room 101 at Balboa Park. The San Diego Iris Society is also scheduled to hold the Region 15 spring trek on Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd 2022. There will be tours at three of our members' trek gardens. The judge's training and speaker presentation will be at the Seven Seas hotel. We will have Hugh Stout as speaker. Stay tuned for more information.

January 9 General Meeting - Integrated Pest Management

February 13 General Meeting

March 13 General Meeting

April 22-23 - SDIS hosts the AIS Spring Trek (see below for details)

April 30-May 1 Casa del Prado - SPRING SHOW & SALE

June 12 General Meeting & Elections

All in-person meetings and sales are contingent on pandemic guidelines at the time of the event. As of this writing, masks must be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. You may bring snacks to eat outside, but unlike previous meetings there will not be a potluck, for safety reasons.

SDIS members, please see the latest San Diego Iris Society Newsletter for details.

  • AIS Region 15 Spring Meeting (San Diego, CA)

  • April 22-23, 2022 - Visit 3 gardens

  • Guest Speaker - Iris hybridizer Hugh Stout

  • Judges Training at the Seven Seas Best Western Hotel

  • For the most current information, contact AIS Region 15 RVP Janis Shackelford

Integrated Pest Management

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 10, 2019.

Camera Fun with Irises

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 8, 2020.

Lynda Miller, Iris Hybridizer

Click here to read about Lynda Miller's presentation

to the San Diego Iris Society on February 9, 2019

about her iris hybridizing activities in Oregon.

Featured photo is intermediate bearded iris 'Concertina' growing in Jim and Edith Schade garden in Ramona, CA. HTBphotos by John and Katharina Notarianni