Clara B. Rees Iris Society (CBRIS)

Invites You to Join the World of Iris

Founded in 1957, and named after Clara B. Rees who made iris history in 1939 with the world's first ruffled iris
-- "Snow Flurry".

We have ten general meetings per year, open to the public, from September through June. They are held on the first Friday of the month at the First Baptist Community Church of Los Gatos, 17765 Daves Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Our meetings are iris and/or garden centric and include a speaker who either has a demonstration or who shows slides on the topic of the evening. After the presentation, we break for socializing and refreshments, and then reconvene for our business meeting. We end with a raffle of Door Prize Iris.

We have an annual judged show in April at the Westgate Mall in San Jose with artistic and horticultural displays. We sell potted iris at the show.

We also sell our beautiful iris at the Master Gardener Spring Garden Market at Kelley Park (History San Jose), in the spring. In the late summer and fall, we sell our rhizomes at local nurseries and other local events, such as the Harvest Festival at Prusch Farm, San Jose.

Other activities include our annual picnic held in July and a holiday dinner in December.


simple irisistible poster


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News Flash

   CBRIS Spring Show, "Simple IRISistible", April 25 - 26

   Click here to see the poster to the right BIGGER!

Calendar of Meetings & Events

   Monthly Meeting, January 2, 2015

   Monthly Meeting, February 6, 2015

   Monthly Meeting, March 6, 2015

   SF Flower and Garden Show, March 18 - 22, 2015
   San Mateo County Event Center

   Monthly Meeting, April 3, 2015

   2015 Region 14 Spring Regional, April 17, 18 & 19
   Bass Lake, CA

   2015 CBRIS Spring Show, "Simple IRISistible", April 25 - 26
   Noon to 5PM, Westgate Center, San Jose

   Monthly Meeting, May 1, 2015

   2015 National Convention, May 18 -- 23, "Iris in Wonderland 2015",
   Porland, OR


   2014 CBRIS Events -- to be updated

   Master Gardener Spring Garden Market, April 12, 2014

   Monthly Meeting, June 6, 2014

   Picnic & Rhizome Auction, July 20, 2014
   Members Only

   Sort Night & Pot Luck, August 1, 2014

   Rhizome Sale, August 2, 2014, at Yamagami's Nursery, 10 AM to 2 PM

   Joint Board Meeting, September 5, 2014

   Monthly Meeting, October 3, 2014

   Monthly Meeting, November 7, 2014

   Monthly Meeting & Annual Christmas Party, December 5, 2014