Welcome to the

San Diego Iris Society

Welcome! General meetings of the San Diego Iris Society are held the second Sunday from October to June at 1:00 p.m. Special events occur in September, December, February, May. Please see the latest newsletter for details.

Interested in joining our friendly society? Click here to download the membership form, or contact membership@sandiegoirissociety.org.

All San Diego Iris Society sponsored events are free and open to the public.

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org.

  • For information on how to join our friendly society and receive our monthly newsletter, see SDIS Membership

  • Check out Iris Info for interesting articles and gardening tips on how to grow and hybridize your own irises

  • SDIS Marketplace features our members' businesses which offer products and services related to irises

  • Board Members lists current officers and committees


2022 Meetings & Special Events

We have resumed our in-person meetings at the Lakeside Historical Society. Please note that there will not be a potluck at our meetings, and masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Breakthrough cases are very real and pose a risk to our more vulnerable friends and family.

  • SDIS Meetings

  • SDIS meets the second Sunday at 1:00PM, unless otherwise noted

  • Location: 9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside CA 92040

Next Event:

April 30-May 1 Casa del Prado - SPRING SHOW & SALE

Our Spring Show and Sale is on for April 30th and May 1st in Casa del Prado room 101 at Balboa Park.

SDIS members, set up for the show will be Friday afternoon from 2 to 7 pm. This would be the time to bring your stalks of iris for the show. All you need is ONE perfect flower on the stalk. Also, perhaps you could help with sales for a couple of hours. Saturday or Sunday or BOTH!! There will be a small potluck of food in the kitchen Saturday and Sunday.

Next Meeting:

June 12 General Meeting & Elections

All in-person meetings and sales are contingent on pandemic guidelines at the time of the event. As of this writing, masks must be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. You may bring snacks to eat outside, but unlike previous meetings there will not be a potluck, for safety reasons.

SDIS members, please see the latest San Diego Iris Society Newsletter for details.


Saturday, April 30th (12PM to 5PM) & Sunday, May 1, 2022 (10AM to 4PM)

Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park, San Diego CA

SDIS Show and Sale 2022 flyer.pdf

Integrated Pest Management

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 10, 2019.

Camera Fun with Irises

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 8, 2020.

Lynda Miller, Iris Hybridizer

Click here to read about Lynda Miller's presentation

to the San Diego Iris Society on February 9, 2019

about her iris hybridizing activities in Oregon.

Featured photo is intermediate bearded iris 'Concertina' growing in Jim and Edith Schade garden in Ramona, CA. HTBphotos by John and Katharina Notarianni