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2024 Calendar
Events /Dates / Times to be added as available

Saturday, Feb. 10
12:30 — 3:30
Winter Get Together
Eastman Nature Center
Elm Creek Room
13351 Elm Creek Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Tuesday, March 19
6 PM
Iris Program
St. Cloud Garden Club
Speakers: Holly Johnson & Marsha Ocel
Details to follow
Thurs. April 25 to Sun. April 28 Art in Bloom
Mpls. Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. S.
2 entries sponsored by ISM
Saturday, April 27
1 — 3 PM
Iris Program on NEMMIG and Meeting
Community Room at
Columbia Heights Public Library
3939 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN. 55421
Saturday, May 11
8 AM start time
Spring DIG and early clean-up at NEMMIG
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Lunch provided.
3300 NE Central Ave., Mpls. MN 55418
Saturday, May 18
7 AM — 12 PM
Iris Booth at Richfield Farmers' Market
6335 Portland Ave. Richfield, MN 55423

Sat. May 25
12:00 — 5 PM

(enter flowers
8 AM — noon)

Early Iris Show at Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. MN. 55419
Set-up Friday, May 24. 2 — 4 PM

Iris Show Information
Iris Show Rules
Sat. June 1
12:00 — 5 PM
(enter flowers
8 — 10 AM)
Iris show at Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. MN 55419
Set-up Friday, May 31
Iris Show Rules
2024 Midseason Iris Show
May / June
Tours of Member gardens in bloom
(details will be emailed to members)
Saturday, Aug. 3
8:00 AM start
Summer Dig at NEMMIG. Volunteers
needed. Lunch provided.
3300 NE Central Ave. Mpls. MN 55418
Saturday, Aug. 10
8:00 AM start
Annual Dig at Arboretum! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, lunch provided. 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Friday, Aug. 16
2 — 6 PM
Set up for Iris sale at Arb. Volunteers needed
Saturday & Sunday
Aug. 17 & 18

Arboretum Iris Sale (Two shifts Saturday)
Sale begins at 9 AM both days, and ends at 4:30 on Saturday and 4:00 on Sunday.

“The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by the
Iris Society on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the
University of Minnesota and Iris Society is solely that of licensor and licensee.”

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

Wedn. August 21 Set up State Fair booth
MN State Fair Horticulture Building
Thu. — Fri.
August 22 — 23
State Fair booth: demos & giveaways
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Saturday, Aug. 24
7 AM — 12 PM
Iris Booth at Richfield Farmers' Market
6335 Portland Ave., Richfield MN 55423
  Annual Member Meeting

 

2023 Calendar
Dates / Times to be added as available

Sat. January 7
12:30 —3:30 PM
Holiday Potluck / Wood Lake Nature Center
Fireplace Room / Community Bldg.
6710 Lake Shore Drive South
Richfield, MN 55423
Sat. April 1
12:30 —4:00 PM
Hybridizer Round Table with Jack Worel and Will Dougherty. Eastside Coop
2551 Central Ave. NE. Mpls. 55418
Thurs. April 27 to Sun. May 1 Art in Bloom
Mpls. Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. S.
2 entries sponsored by ISM
Sun. May 7 Early clean-up of NEMMIG (potential mini-dig to sell at Farmers' Market) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 3300 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Sat. May 13
9 AM — 1 PM
NE Farmers' Market booth. One volunteer needed. 629 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Sun. May 14
12:00 — 3 PM
Guided tour of NEMMIG with Jack Worel and Holly Johnson 3300 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Sat. June 3
12:00 — 4 PM
(enter flowers
8 — 10 AM)
Iris show at Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. MN 55419

TBD May/June
Tours of Member gardens in bloom
(details will be emailed to members)
Sun. June 11
12:00 — 2 PM
Hybridizing class at Jack Worel's house (address will be emailed to members)
Sat. July 29 Annual Dig at Arboretum! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, lunch provided. 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318 Sign-Up
Sat. August 5 Annual Dig at NEMMIG! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, lunch provided. 3300 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Sign-Up
Sat.- Sun.
August 12 — 13

Arboretum Iris Sale (Two shifts Saturday; setup will be early Saturday morning)
Sale begins at 9 AM both days, and ends at 4:30 on Saturday and 4:00 on Sunday.

“The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by the
Iris Society on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the
University of Minnesota and Iris Society is solely that of licensor and licensee.”

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sign-Up
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

Sat. August 19
9 AM — 1 PM
NE Mpls. Farmers' Market booth BOGO sale VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 629 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Sign-Up
Wedn. August 23 Set up State Fair booth
MN State Fair Horticulture Building
Thu. — Fri.
August 24 — 25
State Fair booth: demos & giveaways
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sign-Up
October 14
11:30 — 3:30
Annual Member Meeting / Picnic
Pershing Recreation Center
3523 W. 48th St. Mpls.

 

2022 Calendar

Sunday, April 3
2 PM
Spring Planning Meeting at Jack's
Open to all
Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1 Art in Bloom
Mpls. Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. S
Two entries sponsored by ISM
Saturday, May 14
9 AM — 12 (?)
Louisiana Dig at NEMMIG
3300 Central Ave. NE
Saturday, May 21
9 AM — 1 PM
Northeast Minneapolis Farmers' Market
629 NE 2nd St. Mpls. MN 55413
Potted Plant Sale
Saturday, May 28
Public viewing
12-5
Early-season show at Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. MN 55419
Complete info and rules
Saturday, June 4
9 AM — 1 PM
NE Mpls. Farmers' Market
629 NE 2nd St. Mpls. MN 55413
Cut Stem & Bouquet Sale
Saturday, June 11
Public viewing
12-5
Iris Show at Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. MN 55419
Complete info and rules
Saturday, July 16
11:30 AM — 3 PM

Summer Iris Celebration
Wood Lake Nature Center/ Fireplace Room
6710 Lake Shore Dr. S.
Richfield, MN 55423

Potluck with Desserts and Beverages provided by ISM
Show awards will be given by Jack.

Saturday, Aug. 6
8 AM — 4 PM

Dig at NEMMIG
3300 Central Ave. NE
Mpls. MN 55418

SignUp

Saturday, Aug. 13
8 AM — 4 PM

Annual Dig at the Arboretum

SignUp

Friday Aug. 19
12 — 4 PM
Set up for annual Sale at the Arb

SignUp

Saturday, Aug. 20
9 AM — 4:30 PM

Arboretum Iris Sale

SignUp

Sunday, Aug. 21
9 AM — 4 PM

Arboretum Iris Sale

SignUp

Thurs., Aug 25

State Fair booth (3 — 4 hrs)

SignUp

Friday, Aug 26

State Fair Booth
demos & giveaways

SignUp

Saturday, Aug. 27.
9 AM — 1 PM

NE Mpls. Farmers' Market
629 NE 2nd. St. Mpls. MN 55413
Rhizome Sale. Set-up: 7:30-11 (6 slots)
Take down: 10:30-2 (6 slots)
You can sign up for both slots if you want to be there the entire time!

SignUp

Saturday, Oct. 1
1:30 PM.
Annual meeting planning session at Jack's
10930 Holly Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Sunday, Oct. 30
1:30 PM
Annual Meeting
Eastside Co-op Community Room
2551 Central Ave NE 55418

 

Updated: May 5, 2024