Planned and Prior Meetings

Historically members of Region 7 gather three times annually -- winter, spring, and fall.   

  • The winter meeting is generally a non-business potluck.
  • Judges training (exhibition and garden) is a major focus of the spring meeting.
  • Awards ceremonies and rhizome auction of newer varieties are highlights of the fall meeting.
Year Winter Spring Fall
2024 Lake Benson Retreat Center
Bon Aqua, TN
Feb 24-25
Robert Treadway / Louisianas
Booking details through this link.
Middle Tennessee Iris Society
Nashville, TN
Apr 27-28
Bob Strohman / In-Garden Judging
Booking details through this link.
Jackson Area Iris Society
Natchez Trace State Park
Sept. 27-29
Booking details through this link.
2023 Lake Benson Retreat Center
Bon Aqua, TN
Mar 4-5
Dawn Boyer / Artistic Arrangements
Bluegrass Iris Society
Lexington, KY
May 12-14
Jody Nolin / In-Garden Judging

East Tennessee Iris Society
Knoxville, TN
Sep 30 - Oct 1
Jim Hedgecock / Spurias
Fairfield Knoxville Clinton $109
2022 Montgomery Bell
Feb 26-27  Gary White
MTB / Intermediate
Greeneville Iris Society
Greeneville, TN
May 6-9
Bonnie & Hooker Nichols
West Tennessee Iris Society
Barren River Lucas, KY
Sept 24-24
Steve Poole / Louisianas
2021 Cancelled (Covid-19) Cancelled (Covid-19) Cancelled (Covid-19)
2020 Henry Horton
Barb and Chuck Bunnell
Feb 22-23
Cancelled (Covid-19) Cancelled (Covid-19)
2019 Henry Horton
Anita Moran
Feb 23-24
Dwarf Iris
JAIS -- Jackson
May 3-4
Barren River Lake State Park
Jim and Jean Morris
Oct 25-27
Ethics, Awards and Ballots
2018 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Feb 24-25
Species, Species-X
MTIS -- Nashville
Debbie and Earnie Royal
April 27-29
TBs, Garden
Barren River ST, KY
Bob Strohman / Sue Barnes
September 28-30
Bulbous irises
2017 Henry Horton
Hugh Stout
Feb 25-28
BGIS -- Lexington
Jody Nolin
May 12-14
Garden / Judging
Barren River SP, KY
Dell Perry
Sep. 23-24
2016 Henry Horton
Steve Poole
Feb 27-28
Stalks / seeds
MSIA -- Murfreesboro
Chuck Winters
Robert Hollingsworth
Oct 8-9
2015 Henry Horton
Lorene Crone
Feb 28-Mar 1
Awwards / Ballots
Iris City -- Dixon
Larry and Linda Browning
May 2-3
Montgomery Bell SP
Bonnie Nichols
Oct 3-4
2014 Henry Horton
Judy Keisling
Feb 22-23
LAIS - Louisville
Jody Nolin
May 10-11
TSIS -- Paris Landing SP
Carolyn Hawkins
Sep 13-14
Design / ethics
2013 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Feb 23-24
JAIS -- Jackson
Dana Brown
Apr 27-28
BGIS -- Lexington
Sue Ann Barnes
Sep 21-22
2012 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Lorene Crone
Feb 25-26
Awards / Ballots
WTIS -- Germantown
Eric Tankersley-Clark
April 21-22
TSIS -- Lebanon
Steve Poole
Oct 27-28

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