Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 National Convention

Announcing the 2012 National Convention of
The American Iris Society


We hope that you will join us this year in Ontario, California for the National Convention of The American Iris Society, sponsored by AIS Region 15 (Southern California and Arizona).


APRIL 16 TH – 21ST, 2012

1000 GUEST IRIS: Tall bearded, median, Louisiana, and Spuria irises in 4 wonderful gardens including the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

CONVENTION HEADQUARTERS:
DOUBLETREE HOTEL, Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA 91764          Phone: (909) 937-0900

For more hotel information and to make your reservations please go to:

Double Tree Hotel

Convention Early Bird Registration ends March 1

Before March 1st it's $299 per person
After March 1st it's $349 per person
After April 1st it's $399 per person

For more details about the Convention and to register please go to:

AIS Region 15

Full Registration Fee Includes:
  • Bus Transportation to all gardens
  • Admission, Tour, Breakfast and lunch at The Huntington
  • Judges Training and lunch at the gardens
  • Dinner Banquet and Awards Banquet
  • Register by March 1, 2012 for discounted full registration rate of $299
Excursions offered to Disneyland and Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens for an additional fee.

The registration form includes a separate trek organized by the Society for Pacific Coast Native Irises, on the day after the Convention ends. Some of these gardens include the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens (with expert guided tour to irises), and to Matilija Nursery in Moorpark (Pacific Coast Native Irises and California Native plants).

The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

Herb & Sara Holk Memorial Gardens

Mystic Lake Gardens
Stanton Iris Gardens
Besides the above four beautiful gardens, there will be a pre-Convention excursion to local San Fernando Valley iris gardens to give you a view of how local residents use their imagination to combine irises with other plants and garden decore. You will not believe your eyes. Click here fore more information on the excursion to these gardens.

This could be a once in a lifetime experience!

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