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. Our meetings are held at the Native Son’s Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz, California, at 7:30 P.M.

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. That's All Folks, Maryott, 2005We have a picnic in July and a dinner in December for members.

Annual show

2016 Show Program

PDF of Show Flyer

jpg of Show Flyer

Show Signup List

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 25th and 26th 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 second Saturday in August.

Join Monterey Bay Iris Society

Join Monterey Bay Iris Society

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 Newsletter

Archive of newsletters

Current List of Door Prizes

New 2015-2016 Door Prize List

New Photo list of all 2015-2016 Door Prizes

New Photo list—low resolution, quick download of all 2015-2016 Door Prizes

MBIS By-Laws

By Laws

Joe Ghio’s 2014 Introductions

See Ghio’s 2014 Introductions:
2014 Tall Bearded Introductions 2014 PCI Introductions

Region 14 Winter Bulletin 2015

Winter 2015 Region 14 Bulletin


Monthly meeting: Friday, 01/15/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 02/19/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 03/18/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 04/15/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 05/20/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 06/17/16
Yearly Picnic, 11 to 3 Saturday, 07/16/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 08/19/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 09/16/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 10/21/16
Monthly meeting: Friday, 11/18/16
The Annual Holiday Party is Friday, 12/16/16