AIS Region 7 -- Affiliate Club and Regional Shows

AIS affiliate clubs usually have at least one show per year, generally at bearded iris bloom season.  Peak bloom is usually mid-April through the second weekend in May, although there is often considerable variation across the region.

Every club looks forward to conducting their annual iris show.  Iris shows are often the moment of a local iris club's greatest visibility within their community.  It's an opportunity to introduce new iris qualities and discuss the benefits these bring.  Shows are also an opportunity to demonstrate how to use irises in practical and novel arrangements. 

Please send your club's show dates, location, and hours as soon as they're finalized. Include entry time open-close as well as public show open-close.

2023 Public Iris Shows

  • April 29 -- Greeneville Iris Society (Greeneville, TN) Entries accepted from 8a to 10:30a, show from 2p to 4p at Trinity United Methodist Church; 624 Tusculm Blvd; Greeneville, TN 37745
  • April 29 -- Jackson Area Iris Society (Jackson, TN) Entries accepted from 8a to 10:30a, show from 1p to 4p at Old Hickory Mall near former Macy's; 2021 N HIghland Ave, Jackson, TN 38305
  • April 29 -- Middle Tennessee Iris Society (Nashville, TN) Entries accepted from 8a to 10:30a, show from 1p to 4p at St. Joseph Parish Life Center; 1217 Gallatin Pike S; Madison, TN 37115
  • May 6 -- Twin States Iris Society (Lebanon, TN) Entries accepted from 7a to 10a, show from 1p to 5p at Walter J Baird Middle School; 131 Pride Lane; Lebanon, TN 37087
  • May 13 -- Bluegrass Iris Society (Lexington) at Lexington Green Mall (lower level); 161 Lexington Green Circle; Lexington, KY 40503; Entries 8:30a-10:30a, Show 1p-4p.
  • May 13 -- Louisville Area Iris Society (Louisville, KY)  Entries accepted from 8a to 10a, show from Noon to 4pm at St Marks Episcopal Church; 2822 Frankfurt Ave; Louisville, KY 40206 ... Potted iris will be available for $7.
  • May 13 -- Mid-State Iris Society (Murfreesboro, TN) Entries accepted from 8a to 10:30a, show from 1p to 4p at Northminster Presbyterian Church; 708 W. Clark Blvd; Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Garden tours are often also a feature of many clubs' spring shows. These provide an opportunity to see irises in gardens as well as sometimes to sample refreshments provided by members.

Listed below are a few resources that Region 7 clubs have found useful in running shows: