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Region 15 Spring Trek 2005

Welcome to TUCSON, ARIZONA, the home of the 2005 TAIS/2005 Region 15 Trek - AND Society for Louisiana Irises Convention - hosted by TAIS.

The days of the event will be as follows: Beginning on Thursday evening of April 21st, and concluding Saturday night of April 23rd. It will conclude with the Region 15 Awards Banquet Dinner on Saturday night.

We are honored and proud to announce that Ray Schreiner of Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Oregon, will be our guest speaker at the Region 15 Awards Banquet.

For a complete printable detail of the Spring Trek schedule click here

The Radisson City Center Hotel will be our headquarters. This marvelous Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Tucson. It is conveniently located near the freeway, less than 10 miles from the Tucson International Airport, and wonderfully located within the Historic Arts Districts.

Address for the hotel is: 181 W. Broadway, Tucson, Arizona 85701.

You will enjoy 2 days of garden tours by bus, a silent auction, and raffles. The Society for Louisiana Irises will be having a Symposium and auction, among other activities. And note-there will be Judge's Training, as well.

To whet your appetite - take a peek at the five fabulous gardens you will be touring:

Richard and Peggi Ishman's Garden

The Forestal Gardens
Bert Detweiler's Garden
Ben Herman's Garden
Dr. Raymond C. Allen Memorial Iris Garden, located at
Tucson Botanical Gardens

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Often the question is asked - - Is there a certain way we should act or behave in someone else's iris garden? In a tour garden?

To answer that question - we've provided a link. Here is a quick yet friendly "Garden Etiquette" reminder for visiting the iris gardens on tour. Garden Etiquette.

We are looking forward to your visit and hope you enjoy your stay. Tucson has many wonderful attractions that you may wish to see while you are here.