Do you belong to a garden club? Have you considered visiting an iris nursery?
We were very excited to welcome Mooroopna Garden Club to Sunshine Iris
Nursery recently. They were on tour throughout the Riverina and south west
plains and decided to include us in their itinerary. 40 odd ladies and a few
gentlemen arrived in the afternoon and spent about an hour wondering
around the nursery. It’s a real thrill for us to meet some of our clients and
share our passion for irises. Noel was an excellent tour manager, and even
invited us to join the travelling gardeners for Happy Hour the following
Although Sunshine Iris Nursery is not showing her true colours at the moment,
I think the garden club still enjoyed the chance to see how we grow our many
varieties of irises, and the pride we take with our product. A sit in the
afternoon sunshine with a cuppa was also very welcome.
As well as the nursery, Mooroopna Garden Club also enjoyed the sights of the
local township, Lockhart, which boasts an excellent museum and fascinating
exhibition of wool ‘paintings’ created by local identity Doris Golder. There is
also much to enjoy in the surrounding region including but not limited to the
botanical gardens at Wagga Wagga, the breathtaking autumn colours of Tumut
and a trip to the Temora Air Show.
Sunshine Iris Nursery will be bursting with colour from October to mid
November, and open to the public on the second weekend in October in
conjunction with the Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival. If you would like to
visit the nursery with a few friends, or a busload, at another date, just give
Mandy a call and we will endeavour to cater to your needs. All the contact
information you need is available on the website, www.sunshineiris.com.au .
There’s lots to see in our region at any time of the year – come and ramble
round the rhizomes and add a bit of ‘Sunshine’ to your trip.