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.



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News Flash

-- Lots on Regional if you missed
--Come Dressed as an IRIS to meeting, see if we can guess!

Calendar of Meetings & Events

   Monthly Meeting, January 6, 2017

   Monthly Meeting, February 3, 2017

   Monthly Meeting, March 3, 2017

   2017 CBRIS Spring Show, "A Symphony of Color", April 1 - 2
   Noon to 5PM, Westgate Mall, San Jose

   Monthly Meeting, April 7, 2017

   Master Gardener Spring Garden Market, April 8, 2017

   2017 Region 14 Spring Regional, April 21 - 23, "Iris Express",
   Sacramento, CA

   Monthly Meeting, May 5, 2017

   2017 National Convention, May 23 -- 27, "TBD",
   Des Moines, Iowa

   Monthly Meeting, June 2, 2017

   Picnic & Rhizome Auction, July 16, 2017
   Members Only

   Sort Night & Pot Luck, August 4, 2017

   Rhizome Sale, August 5, 2017, at Yamagami's Nursery, 10 AM to 2 PM
   1361 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

   August, Rhizome Sales, Dates/Locations TBD

   Monthly Meeting & Joint Board Meeting, September 1, 2017

   Monthly Meeting, October 6, 2017

   2017 AIS Region 14 Fall Regional, TBD

   Monthly Meeting, November 3, 2017

   Monthly Meeting & Annual Christmas Party, December 1, 2017


   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 <>