The WILLIAM MCGARVEY BEARDLESS IRIS AWARD
The William McGarvey Beardless Iris Award was established by the Empire State Iris Society Board of Directors in October 1994. The purpose of the award is to foster interest in the beardless iris cultivars and to encourage growing of beardless irises. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. William G. McGarvey, a member of the
The award is given to the highest placed beardless iris of an official show. A Best of Section rosette must be earned to meet the minimum requirements of the award. The award is both a Perpetual Award and an Individual award. The Perpetual Award is retained by the winner for a year and passed on to the new winner at the annual Region 2 Fall Banquet. The Individual Award is a marble paperweight engraved with the name of the award, the year, the award winner’s name, and the name of the winning iris. This award is also presented at the Fall Banquet.
List of Winning Iris and Exhibitors
Year Affiliate Exhibitor Cultivar__________________