Apr 06 2018 - Apr 07 2018
All Day

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces


The Mesilla Valley Iris Society will be the host club for the Aril Society International’s 2018 Aril Trek to be held in Las Cruces NM, April 6-7, 2018.  This will be the first Aril Trek in many years.  This ASI Convention will end before the AIS National Convention begins in New Orleans, giving you plenty of time to waltz across Texas from New Mexico to Louisiana.

The Trek hotel is the historic luxury Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, offering luxury hotel accommodations at economy hotel rates.

Friday evening will feature a panel discussion on “Growing Arilbreds” and a fun game of Aril Bingo.

Saturday will be a tour of four gardens, each featuring 100-200 aril and arilbred irises, many of which are Sharon McAllister introductions donated/rescued from Dana Brown’s now defunct Malevil Iris Gardens.  There will also be an optional in-garden judges training.  The Saturday evening banquet keynote speaker will be Pete McGrath, a noted hybridizer of aril and arilbred irises from Albuquerque NM.

For more information contact Cynthia or Wes Wilson – 303-910-7765 – ArilTrek@gmail.com

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces – 575-522-4300 or 866-383-0443 – ask for Aril Trek room rates through March 23, 2018 – https://www.hotelencanto.com/

Find the Aril Trek 2018 registration form at http://www.arilsociety.org/

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