Open Day 2021 Cancelled

By Mandy Strong
on October 13, 2021

Open Day 2021 Cancelled

Greetings from Sunshine Iris Nursery!  Normally in October we look forward to welcoming friends to our iris nursery.  Sadly this year we have made the decision not to open the nursery due to a number of factors. 
COVID has left us a little depleted!  We have found that our stocks have diminished to such an extent that we feel the floral display will not justify the journey.  Whilst we have some irises flowering the display is nowhere near as spectacular as previous years and we are letting the plants recover.
As a consequence of this, we have decided to pause our irs sales until mid February 2022.  This will enable stocks to multiply and become better established. 
Day lilies are still available and will be posted within the five day turnaround as advertised on our website. 
Our apologies to all those who wanted to visit us this year and those who wanted to order before February. We will be back bigger and better than ever next year.

Open days 2020 - Bring on the spring bling

By Margie Habraken
on September 08, 2020

Open days 2020 - Bring on the spring bling

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.  

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