|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
Iowa Regional Lily Society Activities
|Come & see the exotic Lilies we grow in Iowa!
|Join us for our IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sale March 16-18 2018
Iowa Flower, Lawn & Garden Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
In addition to having plenty of information on growing and caring for
Lilies, we will have a nice selection of plump, healthy lily bulbs for sale at
our Award-Winning booth. We have very successful sales in part due to
the enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who come and share
themselves and their "Lily Knowledge" with the purchasing public.
If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer a few hours with your
Lily Society, this is a fun place to do it!
|Iowa Regional Lily Society Lily Show
June 31 & July 1 in West Des Moines, IA
Our 2018 IRLS Lily Show will be celebrated as part of the
NALS 2018 Lily Show and Convention at the West Des
Moines Sheraton Hotel in Iowa. FREE to all visitors!
We hold Lily Shows to educate gardeners about the many
wonderful lillium we grow in Iowa, but 2018 will also
include hundreds of lily stems from the US and Canada.
Come see the exotic colors, shapes and fragrance of
Lillium you can grow too. They are exquisite!
Enter Designs into the show and win ribbons!
Click here to see our recent IRLS Lily Shows !
Our Lily Bus Garden Tour visits beautiful private
lily gardens all over Iowa each year. A bus load of
members gets onto the bus in Des Moines Iowa and
spends a lovely summer day enjoying the gorgeous
Lilies and other plants we can grow here in fertile
Sun, Shade or mix--the gardens are always a delight!
Would you like to peek into some of the gardens we
have seen in the past 7 years on our Bus Tours?
Browse thru Our Lily Gardens!
| Lily Symposium October 2018
@ New Hope 4525 Beaver Ave Des Moines, IA 50310
Dig a few lily bulbs to trade ....
Pick up your Fall Lily Bulb Order...
Free Door prizes!
Four speakers will be sharing growing ideas and knowledge.
Bring a friend & spend a day laughing & talking about your
favorite garden lilies! FREE lectures!
Only $5.00 for lunch ---- Watch for details!
|Setting up the Lily Show
|Win Rosettes for Best in Class!
| Spring and Fall Lily Bulb Packing Parties
| IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sales
| IRLS Fall Lily Symposium--Bulb Sale--Bulb Swap
| IRLS Lily Garden Bus Tours
|Our Iowa Regional Lily Society has won awards for
our friendly and informative Lily Booth at the
DSM Flower, Lawn and Garden Show!
|Every year hundreds of lilies bulbs are sorted, packed
and labeled by a dedicated group of Cedar Rapids
area IRLS members for the Spring and Fall Lily Bulb
Sales. Lots of garden talk and laughter!
|Lots of food to munch after our hard work.
It is truly a party!
|Pack your own pre-ordered
bulbs plus add a few more!
|Bulb orders packed up & ready to go.
|A full load of 2000 lily bulbs including
some of the member orders!
|Colorful lily photos help tempt gardeners into
our booth. IRLS members & general public
come back year after year to pick out more
Lilies for their gardens!
|Young IRLS members are welcome too!
|IRLS Members came from all
over SE Iowa plus a special visit
by a Knoxville, IA member!
|Seasoned gardeners are always
welcome--they have so much to teach
us. In Spring 2017 our bulb packers
ranged from 3 to 82 years old!
|Carol and Roger Main's Garden 2010
|Nan Ripley's Garden 2013
|Jackie Westoff's Garden 2012
|Florence and Gerrit Vandermeiden's Garden 2011
|Calories don't count if you are
laughing with lily friends!
|Experienced crews from all over Eastern Iowa to talk about gardens as
they individually bag 1400 to 2000 lily bulbs for each sale.