Saturday, July 5, 2014

AIS National Convention 2015 -- Portland, Oregon

By Andi Rivarola

I really love the AIS conventions held at Portland, Oregon; that is why I believe that if you can only attend one AIS convention in your lifetime, make it to the Portland in 2015.  

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

And, since it's never too early to make plans ahead of time, I'm here to tell you that registration is open, the hotel is ready to take registrations, and the gracious hosts are preparing the gardens for your enjoyment. Click below for the latest information about the convention, such as a registration link; also information about how to make your reservations early to make sure you get a room on site; and to find out about the fantastic program that The Greater Portland Iris Society has put together for us. 

Iris In Wonderland

Just about everyone is preparing to come to Portland, Oregon, for the 2015 AIS National Convention “Iris in Wonderland 2015”. The convention dates are May 18-23, 2015. Five of the six official host gardens on tour are well known commercial gardens and have been hosts for previous conventions. Also, stay a few more days for "Another Day in the Garden," the Siberian/Species Iris Convention to be held immediately following the AIS Convention, on May 24-25. 

Mid-America Iris Garden

Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
At the AIS National Convention in 2015, some of the most exciting commercial gardens, such as Schreiners, Mid-America, Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden, Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm, and Wildwood Iris Gardens will be in full blooming splendor during the tour.  Many of the prolific and successful iris hybridizers including Keith Keppel, Paul Black, Thomas Johnson and Terry Aitken will show you around and personally describe their innovative work and amazing creations. What can one say about that? Come join us for the Convention.

'Roy's Repeater' Spec-X

2015 AIS National Convention at Portland, OR

Hope to see you there!


  1. Andi, I loved this article--it's so exciting about the 2015 National Convention in Portland, Oregon! I've never been to one, but am seriously thinking about that one--it would be a dream come true for me! Thanks for posting this information!

    1. Thank you Susanne. You won't be disappointed. You'll be in Iris Heaven with iris lovers, and you'll amazed at what you see. Hope to see you there!


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