The East Tennessee Iris Society was established in 1993 to exchange information about growing and cultivating irises. The club continues to share, inform and educate the public about the diversity of modern iris hybrids of all kinds.
From our first meeting in 1996, East Tennessee Iris Society members have shared knowledge about the Tennessee state flower throughout the region. Our mission is beautifying the world, one garden at a time. We keep records of irises that perform well in our Southern climate and soil, and members have a broad range of interests and expertise that include growing and hybridizing iris in this area.