Iowa Regional Lily Society    (IRLS)
                 Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973  
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Iowa Regional Lily Society Activities
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Come & see the exotic Lilies we grow in Iowa!
Join us for our IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sale      March 15-17,  2019
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, 2018 in West Des Moines, IA

Our 2018 IRLS Lily Show was 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 also included
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
Iowa soil.

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  8  years on our Bus Tours?

 Browse thru Our Lily Gardens!
Lily Symposium  November 2019
               9 am to 3 pm               
@ 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!   

Stay and enjoy lunch with us:   $5.00 for lunch    
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 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 800 to 2000 lily bulbs for each sale.
Contact us about our annual bus