After finding out our local iris growers weren’t continuing and feeling that we couldn’t let these fabulous plants 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. Now into our fourth season there are over 700 different cultivars including dwarf irises, over 2000 bagged irises for sale and a picking garden of over 300 plants. Display gardens in different colour palettes showcase the variety of perennials that complement these gorgeous plants. An iris log cabin showcases handcrafted wooden platters, and upcycled aluminium and silver jewellery. There are also designer notebooks, olive oil and other merchandise available for sale.