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

We have some new introductions this season, bred in New Zealand by Lyn Chappell, Gail Barth, John Trim and Brian Townshend. We’ve also added 10 Intermediate or Border Bearded irises and 36 Standard Dwarf Bearded irises to our collection.

This year we will also be showcasing the Hawke’s Bay Iris Collection, featuring irises bred locally, including dwarf, median, border, intermediate and of course tall bearded irises by Hilmary Catton, Isobel Simpson, Joan Stevens, Revie Harvey, Anne Seymour, Marion Ball, John and Heather Trim and Brian Townshend.

It’s easy to become addicted to these fabulous easy care plants. What other plant offers so many different varieties, colours and styles and what better gift than a living plant that will reward for many years to come.

Nursery Opening Hours – usually from Labour Weekend until the end of flowering, about the end of November. At other times by appointment. Group bookings for visits to the nursery are also welcome.

A large selection of bagged irises are available from the nursery all year round. Please contact us first if you are calling outside of the main flowering time. Orders from the previous year can be collected directly from the nursery or if prearranged will be posted from January onwards.

Bare-rooted irises can be purchased online most times of the year and will be sent tracked via NZ post. Orders taken during flowering time will be held until after flowering unless local pickup. Postage costs are fixed.

Please be aware that plants may not always flower the first season. Also, some rhizomes are smaller than others. Just like us, they come in all shapes and sizes. All are healthy and will grow and flower for you.