t Sunshine Iris Nursery the buds are forming! As the weather warms up small bulges can be found on the stems of some of our irises, particularly the medians and dwarves which always flower before the tall irises. We're looking forward to seeing some of our new varieties for the first time, and although stocks are low, there should still be a colourful display for our Open Day.
We are planning to open the nursery to visitors on the weekend of 17th and 18th October, from 9am until 4pm for our open weekend. This is a change from our former open days as previously we connected with the Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival earlier in the month. Unfortunately, there is no festival for Lockhart this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but there is still plenty to see in the small township should you wish to come for an extended stay.
Lockhart boasts an excellent museum and also hosts a renowned wool portrait exhibition - both well worth a visit. The town has many wonderful farm art sculptures scattered throughout the streets and the recently painted water tower is a real eye-catcher! There's plenty to see and do, making the drive to Sunshine Iris Nursery even more worthwhile.
The timing of our Open Day has been chosen to historically show the most number of irises in bloom. We will have special promotions and orders for irises can be placed for delivery from mid November when the flowering will have finished for most of the irises. A COVID-19 Action Plan is prepared and all restrictions will be adhered to. We look forward to sharing our passion with you.