Calendar of Events

2016 Events

Get the Jump on Spring
February 20 10 am to 4 pm

Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Leslie Street), Toronto.
Presented by Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) in partnership with OHA - District 5.
Admission is FREE
Enjoy a day of speakers, demonstrations and specialty garden societies.
For more information, call the TBG at 416-397-1341 or visit 

President’s Open Garden

May 22 - 10 am to 2 pm

120 Glass Drive, Aurora. 

The dwarf irises should be in peak bloom for this open garden. Potted irises will be offered for sale.
For information contact Terry: or call 905-841-9676.

ONIS Annual Iris Show
June 5
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto.

If you are entering bloom stalks in the show, setup starts at 10 am.  Entries MUST be displayed by 11:30 am as judging commences at 11:45 am.
The Show Schedule is available on-line.  See Annual Flower Show page for more information.
Doors open to the public at 1 pm until 3:30 pm.

Come out and enjoy the colourful display! Photographers welcome!
Some potted irises will be available for purchase.  All proceeds support future ONIS events.

ONIS Annual Rhizome Auction and Sale
August 7 – 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto.
Admission is FREE.
An auction of newer iris introductions followed by a sale of rhizomes (Table Sales) provided by ONIS members from their gardens. A great opportunity to buy irises at unheard-of prices.

Please note: our auction starts at 1 pm. If you are participating please arrive in time to select your bidding number and find a seat. Table Sales will be begin after the auction is over.

Follow Ontario Iris Society's board 2016 Ontario Iris Society Auction on Pinterest - Before you attend the auction, take a look at some of the irises that will be auctioned off.

Members: if you are donating named rhizomes for table sales, please arrive by 11:00 am so we can label, price and sort your irises.  Also, don't forget to bring your show credit sheets earned at the May Flower Show.