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.


  • Sunday, August 7 - ISM Auction and Sale of Newer Irises
    Hosted by Toadland Garden, home of Stephanie Markham and Larry Wilson, 22 Lawrence Street, Norfolk, MA 02056. Auction is outside, under a canopy, rain or shine. BYO chair and a sandwich; drinks and desserts provided. Lunch is at noon; the auction begins at 1 PM. Watch your email for more details and directions.

  • Saturday, October 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Region 1/ISM Fall Meeting
    At the Bedford Town Center. We will start at 10:00 AM with snacks and conversation, then business meeting, Region 1 Auction and Lunch (pot luck lunch, provided by ISM members), then the program after lunch. Our speaker will be Paul Black, from Mid-America Gardens.

  • Saturday, November 12, 12:00 - 4:00 PM - ISM Fall Meeting
    At the Bedford Town Center. We will have our seed and plant exchange. Watch your emaill for further details.

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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