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Chapman Iris
8790 Wellington Rad 124,

As this season is late show, times for open house are scheduled later then in mosrt years. Dates may change later as we see how bloom season progresses.If using GPS or mapquest use Rockwood or Erin as city.

Open House for viewing will be



Contact me at to arrange a viewing

Necessary as no room for visitors to pass each othersafely in garden




Spuria peak July1-15th viewing by appointment

Gardens are usually open for visitors between 8am and 8pm. If you drop by in other than open house times you are invited to view the plants in bloom, but I may be busy, and if in morning, I'll likely be concentrating on hybridizing. You will need to search me out if you have any questions. To be sure that I'm home an e-mail will alert me to expect you. <>

These are growing and hybridizing gardens, so come prepared with appropriate footwear. Gardens can be muddy if raining or recently had rain.

MDB peak bloom approximately May 15-19th
SDB peak bloom approximately May 22-29th
IB peak bloom approximately May 25-30th
TB peak bloom approximately June 9-19th
Siberian peak bloom approximately June 12-June 20th
Spuria peak bloom July 1-15th

All of these times are variable and weather dependent. Spuria peak is very variable.

Canadian Iris Society Iris Sale Sunday August 19th, 2018  

We welcome you to attend our sale. Come out, say hello and pick up some really excellent high quality irises at this event. The plants on offer are American Iris Society (AIS) registered and named iris cultivars. Ask us about the iris for sale or feel free to ask iris growing questions and we'll be glad to advise and help.

      The CIS Iris Sale is held as a fund raiser for the CIS and the sale is open to the public. The CIS relies on the generous donations from members of registered AIS iris varieties for this CIS iris sale. Please ensure that the iris brought for the sale/exchange/trade are correctly named AIS registered iris cultivars only please. Donations of sale iris are gladly received. Your support of the CIS is appreciated. The sale info plus a short informative article on how to dig, prepare and donate irises for the sale is available here:

Time: Set-up from 10:00am (the receiving and sorting and pricing of the sale iris)

The exchange/trade is from 12:30 to 1:00pm (this part is for CIS members only)

The public sale starts at 1:00pm

Location: Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario

RBG main building, rooms 3 and 4

contact: Ed Jowett | e-mail: | telephone: 905-936-9941