Iris by the Sea
Come join us for the 2023 Fall Regional on Friday October 13th and Saturday October 14th hosted by the Monterey Bay Iris Society.
The Regional will be held at the Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos, CA 95003.
The speaker will be hybridizer extraordinare, Joe Ghio, going back and giving you, “In the Beginning.” There will also be two judges’ training sessions, Riley Probst on “Reblooming Iris,” and Bryce Williamson on “Color Patterns in Bearded Iris.”
Bring your blooms for the reblooming iris show on Friday. The set up for the show will begin at 3 and close at 4:30. You have a great choice of local restaurants for Friday night’s dinner. Saturday’s lunch will be provided. Of course there will auctions so bring your purse and check book.
This is also the weekend Santa Cruz County celebrates Open Studios so there will be art to see on your way home along with all the attractions Santa Cruz has to offer.
For accommodations consider the Rio Sands Hotel, 116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar, Aptos. The contact person is Maggie. They are offering a 20% discount and with that the rate will be $429.83 for the 2 nights and includes tax. Their discounted Thursday night rate is $143, plus tax; Friday and Saturday rate is $231, plus tax. You can also do AirBNB. Get a group together and book a house, or just book a room.
Come enjoy Santa Cruz with our famous iris growers!