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Current events of the Westbay Iris Society

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Upcoming meetings and events:

WBIS October Meeing(open to all):

Friday Oct 19, 2012
Shoup Park
400 University Avenue,
Los Altos, CA
9AM to 1PM

WBIS Members are invited to:
Barbara Gordons Open Garden

Saturday Oct 6, 2012

1861 Fordham Way
Mountain View
(off Cuesta near Rose Ave.)
1PM to 5PM

Barbara's garden includes 500 roses, fruit trees,
and flower arranging plants (no lawn).

Barbara's garden will be a tour garden for the National Rose Convention the weekend prior.

The Westbay Iris Society is made of folks that share a common interest and passion for the beautiful and very diverse iris family. Although our focus is often on the bearded irises, we collect and admire the other forms such as the pacific coast irises (PCI) and spurias to name a few.

Membership in Westbay Iris Society is open to all. Westbay is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Iris Society.  See link above to join.

We meet at the Shoup Park Garden House, 400 University Avenue, Los Altos, starting at 7:30 PM (click here for directions), on the third Friday of each month except May, July, August and December. 

  • In April we hold our spring show and potted iris sale
  • In July we hold a potluck luncheon which includes an auction and raffle for bearded iris
  • August is plant sale month when we sell the dormant rhizomes

All other meetings include a program covering one of the various types of irises, their culture, or other iris related topics.

At our regular meetings we have a door prize drawing of recently hybridized irises. It is a fun way to encourage people to attend the meetings. This next meeting. 

Click on the following picture for a slide show of irises that we have for door prizes this year:

Special Blend


Growing and Cultivation Instructions

(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bearded Iris Growing Instructions

Beardless Iris Growing Instructions

Iris Links:

* Unless otherwise specified, all WBIS meetings are at the

Shoup Garden House
400 University Avenue
Los Altos. 

Directions: Click Here