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.



   Current Newsletter

   Archive of Newsletters

News Flash

   Holiday Party is Next Month -- Have You Been Good?

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

   Master Gardener Spring Garden Market, April 11, 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

   Monthly Meeting, June 5, 2015

   Picnic & Rhizome Auction, July 19, 2015
   Members Only

   Sort Night & Pot Luck, August 7, 2015

   Rhizome Sale, August 8, 2015, at Yamagami's Nursery, 10 AM to 2 PM
   1361 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

   Rhizome Sale, August 15, 2015, at Old MacDonald's Farmers Market, 10 AM to 2 PM
   1069 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

   Joint Board Meeting, September 4, 2015

   Monthly Meeting, October 2, 2015

   Region 14 Fall Regional, October 16 - 17, 2015
   Holiday Inn Hotel, Visalia, CA, Chuck Bunnell is speaker

   Monthly Meeting, November 6, 2015

   Monthly Meeting & Annual Christmas Party, December 5, 2015


   Errol Schubot Photos from Spring Show

   Errol Schubot is a flower photographer hobbist who sends a gallery of flowers out each month.
   If you would like to receive them, email your request to Errol Schubot <>