Welcome to Twyford Irises. We specialise in growing tall bearded irises in our nursery in the beautiful and fertile Hawke’s Bay.

Our nursery stock has all been lifted and divided for this season. Our surplus irises are bagged and in their sales area and our 2019 orders are being collected. All stock on our website has also been updated. There are eleven new introductions this season, all bred in New Zealand by Alison and David Nicoll and also by Gail Barth.

We welcome orders during the lockdown period for Covid-19 but are unable to dispatch orders until postal restrictions have been eased.


We have a range of blank greeting and thank you cards and two types of calendars. Check them out on the Shop page. All photos are of irises grown in the nursery.

Nursery Opening Hours – from mid October until early December each year. Group bookings welcome.

A large selection of bagged irises are available from the nursery all year round. Please contact us, however, if you are calling outside of the main flowering time. Orders from the previous year can be collected directly from the nursery or will be posted any time from January through to March.

Bare-rooted irises can be purchased online most times of the year and will be sent via NZ post. Postage costs are fixed but if you are purchasing five or less please contact us for a lower rate. Bagged or potted irises can be couriered, again please contact us to ascertain the courier costs.

Please be aware that plants may not always flower the first season.