Region 14 American Iris Society—Spring Regional

2018 Spring Regional

Butterflies in the Mountains

Come and be part of the Spring Regional, Friday May 11 until Sunday May 13, 2018. The guest speaker is Rick Tasco of Superstition Iris Gardens.

This will be an opportunity for Region 14 folks to visit irises blooming at a higher elevation, around 3,000 ft. Due to the fact the bloom season is later, the Spring Regional is scheduled for a later date than our usual meetings. ¬†Also, we are competing with the beginning of the Yosemite traffic tourist season, thus requiring some ‘out of the box’ thinking about the hotels and event meeting place. This is going to be a ‘down home’ event in the Sierra Foothills of Yosemite and the Region is hosting with the assistance of San Joaquin Iris Society. SJIS will also be organizing the lunch in Kanarowski’s garden. An AIS sanctioned show will be hosted by Yosemite Iris Society. The registration fee has not been set, but we wanted you to have information about the hotels available in the area, so you can make reservations as soon as possible. There will be no meeting hotel, but all activities will take place at the Bootjack Stompers Hall. There are other hotels in addition to those mentioned in Mariposa, and it will be up to you to choose where you want to stay. Mariposa is approximately 40 minutes from Merced, where you can find other hotels which may be more reasonable. Here are the details that are available at this time:

Kathy Braaten is chairing the event if you have any questions please feel free to call 530 477-2811 or

download information regarding motels.