Friday 25th to Monday 28th May 2007
A selection of the hundreds of wonderful irises that were generously sent for display
The Kent Groupís hosted the British Iris Society Convention in 2007. The Convention was be based in the International Study Centre, in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, in the lovely county of Kent.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of many hybridizers around the World we received nearly 650 bearded and beardless irises of over 250 different varieties. These were viewed in guest gardens at three different sites, all in Kent. These consist of the allotment gardens where we already keep the Kent Groupís iris collection, a garden in Sissinghurst, and the Great Comp Gardens, a beautiful mixed garden open to the public. Visitors to the Convention were able to see some of the best and most modern irises. We also visited Sissinghurst Castle National Trust Garden and Old Orchard Garden at Loose, near Maidstone.