Newcomers and guests are always welcome at ISM events. Also posted here are events around the region and national events. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.


  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Region 1 Spring Tour
    Hosted by the Maine Iris Society, the tour will feature the gardens of Pauline Grenier and Peter Young.

  • April 8 -14, 2018 - AIS/SLI National Convention
    The American Iris Society and the Society for Louisiana Irises will hold their national conventions together in New Orleans. The convention website is located here:

  • Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day) - ISM Iris Show
    At the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, West Concord, MA. Our show chairman will be Debbie Veinot.

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 - ISM Spring Tour
    Featuring Toadland Gardens, the gardens of Stephanie Markham and Larry Wilson, at 22 Lawrence Street, Norfolk, MA, and the gardens of Debbie and Jeannette Veinot, at 322 E. Thompson Rd., Thompson, CT.

  • Sunday, July 29 - ISM Auction
    At Toadland Gardens, home of Stephanie Markham and Larry Wilson.

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Region 1 Fall Meeting
    Hosted by the Maine Iris Society.

Past News

  • Lowell Sun, June 6, 2012
    Iris Eyes are Smiling in Concord - link to a slideshow/interview with Barbara and David Schmieder in their Concord gardens (be sure to click on "captions" at the bottom of the video). In addition, click here to see a Lowell Sun YouTube video of Barbara Schmieder explaining iris branching.


From Route 128 / I-95:

  • Take exit 31B (Bedford St./ MA-225 W / MA 4N).
  • Go through 6 stop lights.
  • After the 6th light, take the 2nd left onto Mudge Way.
  • Take an immediate left into the driveway for the Town Hall and Town Center and wind around until you see the yellow clapboard Town Center building. There are several parking areas nearby.
  • Enter through the center doors. We meet in the Shawsheen Room, downstairs (a short flight to the right, or there is an elevator).
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