After finding out our local iris growers weren’t continuing and feeling that we couldn’t let these fabulous irises leave Hawke’s Bay we decided to take on the nursery and in December 2018 the process of transferring the irises began. Fences went in, beds were marked out and made ready. The first irises were moved the week before Christmas and the whole operation completed by the third week in January 2019. We now have 620 different cultivars in their own beds, 1300+ bagged irises, 500+ bare-rooted irises for sale and a picking garden of 270+ plants. Currently being established are display gardens in different colour palettes to showcase the variety of perennial plants that complement bearded irises. A small shop that will sell assorted bits and pieces is also planned.