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  • UK Gardens
  • UK Nurseries
  • UK Plant Collections
  • European Nurseries
  • Other Nurseries
  • Societies
  • Blogs
  • Web Forums

UK Gardens

  • www.auldenfarm.co.uk National Collection of Siberian Iris, Garden & Nursery with general range of irises.
  • www.botanic.bham.ac.uk National Collection of Iris unguicularis in the Winterbourne Botanic Garden.
  • www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk National Collection of Bearded Iris and nursey, garden & display fields. Principally bearded iris, but also some beardless.
  • www.irises.co.uk Seagate Irises. National Collection of Historic Irises, nursery and display garden. Bearded irises, together with Siberian and bog/water irises.
  • www.kew.org Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. National Collection of Iris subgenus Scorpiris (Junos) held - a selection can be seen in the Alpine House when in flower.
  • www.leevalleypark.org.uk Myddelton House Gardens. Historic garden created by plantsman E A Bowles, now home to the National Collection of Iris (Dykes Medal Winners)
  • www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk National Collection of Iris Ensata, garden and nursery. 20 acre garden with 3 lakes and a stream, created by the late Dr. Smart.
  • www.theirisgarden.co.uk National Collection of Space Age Irises, nursery and garden. Bearded iris together with Siberian, Spuria and Louisanas.

UK Nurseries

  • www.auldenfarm.co.uk National Collection of Siberian Iris, Garden & Nursery with general range of irises.
  • www.binnyplants.co.uk A general nursery near Edinburgh with a good selection of irises. Also mail order.
  • www.broadleighbulbs.co.uk Nursery whose range includes the smaller bearded irises as well as their own Pacific Coast hybrids.
  • www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk National Collection of Bearded Iris and nursey, garden & display fields. Principally bearded iris, but also some beardless.
  • www.desirableplants.com A general mail order plant nursery with an interest in iridaceae.
  • www.irises.co.uk Seagate Irises. National Collection of Historic Irises, nursery and display garden. Bearded irises, together with Siberian and bog/water irises.
  • www.irisesonline.co.uk Principally bearede iris, but with some beardless.
  • www.irisofsissinghurst.com Nursery specialising in Bearded Irises, together with some Siberian and Japanese iris.
  • www.kelways.co.uk Kelways - principally known for their bearded iris displays at Chelsea, but also stock some beardless irises.
  • www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk National Collection of Iris Ensata, garden and nursery. 20 acre garden with 3 lakes and a stream, created by the late Dr. Smart.
  • www.rosewarnegardens.com/iris National Collection of Miniature Tall Bearded Iris in Bedfordshire. Plants available on request. Visits by appointment during May
  • www.rowdengardens.com National Collection of Iris (fulva, pseudacorus, versicolor, virginica & laevigata cvs.), nursery & garden
  • www.theirisgarden.co.uk National Collection of Space Age Irises, nursery and garden. Bearded iris together with Siberian, Spuria and Louisanas.

UK Plant Collections

  • www.auldenfarm.co.uk National Collection of Siberian Iris, Garden & Nursery with general range of irises.
  • www.blissiris.co.uk Ann Milner's National Collection of Arthur Bliss Irises in Gloucestershire
  • www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk National Collection of Bearded Iris and nursey, garden & display fields. Principally bearded iris, but also some beardless.
  • www.irises.co.uk Seagate Irises. National Collection of Historic Irises, nursery and display garden. Bearded irises, together with Siberian and bog/water irises.
  • www.kew.org Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. National Collection of Iris subgenus Scorpiris (Junos) held - a selection can be seen in the Alpine House when in flower.
  • www.leevalleypark.org.uk Myddelton House Gardens. Historic garden created by plantsman E A Bowles, now home to the National Collection of Iris (Dykes Medal Winners)
  • www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk National Collection of Iris Ensata, garden and nursery. 20 acre garden with 3 lakes and a stream, created by the late Dr. Smart.
  • www.nccpg.com Plant Heritage. Please visit their website for other National Collections which do not have a dedicated web site.
  • www.rowdengardens.com National Collection of Iris (fulva, pseudacorus, versicolor, virginica & laevigata cvs.), nursery & garden
  • www.theirisgarden.co.uk National Collection of Space Age Irises, nursery and garden. Bearded iris together with Siberian, Spuria and Louisanas.

European Nurseries

  • www.bourdillon.com Principally bearded irises, but also some Japanese, Siberian, Spuria and water loving irises.
  • www.graefin-v-zeppelin.com Staudengartnerei Grafin von Zeppelin - A general nursery with good stocks of bearded irises as well as some Siberain and Spuria irises.
  • www.iris.au-trescols.net Nursery founded in 1991 principally listing cvs raised by Lawrence Ransom incl. Arils, Arilbred, regeliocyclus, unguicularis, beardeds & spuria.
  • www.iris-cayeux.com French nursery principally known for their Bearded irises (including hybrids raised by themselves), but also a good range of beardless irises.
  • www.tamberg.homepage.t-online.de Dr Tomas Tamberg is a leading hybriser of beardless irises. He has done pioneering work on interspecies crosses.

Other Nurseries

  • www.chapmaniris.com An iris and mail order nursery in Canada.
  • www.eartheartgardens.com Nursery founded in 1993 to offer hybrids of the late Dr Currier McEwen - both Siberian and Japanese irises.
  • www.ensata.com Ensata Gardens - American nursery specialising in Japanese, Siberian and species irises.
  • www.fieldstonegardens.com A general plant nursery, but with the Siberian Iris introductions of Jeff Dunlop and Dean Cole.
  • www.jpwflowers.com Nursery with a wide range of irises, including many irises bred by Terry Aitken. Joe Pye Weed's Garden. American nursery specialising in Siberian, Versicolor and species irises.
  • www.reticulatas.com Alan McMurtrie is the leading hybridiser of Reticulata Irises.
  • www.schreinersgardens.com Schreiner's Iris Gardens - an American nursery since 1925 specialising in Tall bearded iris, but also some shorter and some beardless.
  • www.tempotwo.com.au Tempo Two Nusery - an Australian nursery principally growing bearded iris, including those raised by Barry Blyth the owner.
  • www.zydecoirises.com Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden specilising in Louisiana iris, including introductions of Patrick O'Connor.

Societies

Blogs

Web Forums

Other Links

  • www.alpinegardensociety.net The Alpine Garden Society - promoting an interest in all aspects of alpine plants cultivation and conservation
  • www.hardy-plant.org.uk The Hardy Plant Society stimulates interest in growing hardy herbaceous plants.
  • www.nccpg.com Plant Heritage is the world's leading garden plant conservation charity.
  • www.rhs.org.uk The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS
  • www.srgc.net Scottish Rock Garden Club - for people who love plants