Welcome to Monterey Bay Iris
We Welcome You to Join Us in the World of Iris
We meet the third Friday of every Month except July and December. Visitors are always welcome. The meetings begin at 7:30 P.M. Our meetings are held at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA. The July meeting will be the members’ Picnic at Harvey West Park.
At each meeting we have a program that corresponds with the season. For instance, in February we discuss fertilization and in April we present how to prepare and stage iris for our annual Iris Show. Slide presentations cover the most beautiful must have varieties. We have a picnic in July and a dinner in December for members.
Our Annual show will be held this year at the Louden Nelson Communtity Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th and is open to the public. The show hours for the public are 1pm until 6 on Saturday and Sunday, 11 am until 5.
You can purchase our iris at our three sales. We sell iris at the Smart Garden Faire in Scotts Valley every June, at Rio Del Mar Shopping Center the first Saturday in August and at the Cabrillo Farmer’s Market, the third Saturday in August.
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2013 AIS Dykes Medal Winner
‘That's All Folks’, tall bearded iris introducted in 2005 by Joe Ghio and hybridized by our member Bill Maryott won the 2013 Dykes Medal. This was the last introduced iris by Maryott.
Current List of Door Prizes
New Photo list of all 2016-2017 Door Prizes
Joe Ghio’s 2014 Introductions
Region 14 Fall Bulletin 2016
Monthly meeting: Friday, 01/20/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 02/17/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 03/17/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 04/21/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 05/19/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 06/16/17
Yearly Picnic, 11 to 3 Saturday, 07/22/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 08/18/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 09/15/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 10/20/17
Monthly meeting: Friday, 11/17/17
The Annual Holiday Party is Friday, 12/15/17