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Convention 2023 — New Plymouth



New Zealand Iris Convention in conjunction with the Fringe Festival of Gardens to be held in New Plymouth in 2023



  1. Dates   Friday 27th of October till Monday the 30th of October.
  2. Venue Devon Hotel  390 Devon Street East
  3. Book your accommodation well in advance ,this is a popular event.
  4. Friday Night at 7.30 for opening of Convention.
  5. Brochures of gardens to visit can be picked up from your local nursery from  August/ September.
  6.  There will be some available on Friday night.
  7. This event goes till the 5th of November so there is an opportunity to stay        on and visit more gardens.
  8. There are 40 plus gardens to visit .  Go to what interests you most.
  9. Cost per garden $2 payable at gardens. Allow 6 gardens per day.
  10. Have a Saturday and Monday visiting gardens.
  11. It would be run like a safari. No Goody Bags.
  12. Provide your own lunches and drinks.
  13. In House day Sunday at Devon Hotel with A.G.M. Judging School,

Judging Exam , Speakers.

  1. Dinner in the evening.
  2. Members to bring 2 Irises either potted or bare rooted, named and   a description  of iris. May be an auction or a huge sales table on the Sunday.
  3. Please help out and bring a bag for your purchases.
  4. There will be a fee for Friday Night and Sunday.
  5. This will be payable to the N.Z.I.S. Treasurer.