Chailey Iris Garden is a small family run nursery specialising in bearded iris, also known as Iris Germanica, or German iris.

We have an extensive selection of high-quality iris plants grown in Sussex in the UK, with some of the best re-blooming and scented irises in the world.

We sell our irises by mail-order throughout the UK and Europe. Our plants (rhizomes) are hand dug and shipped from the nursery in September / October.

We grow our own plants, we do not buy plants in from mass wholesale suppliers, so we can ensure our plants are virus free & true to type. We also have a direct affiliation with a trusted Californian iris farm, that grow their own varieties in a warmer climate, and import on their behalf.

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Open Gardens

We open our own gardens to the public, for charity, on selected dates each year. The best time to see our personal and nursery iris beds is the spring opening, in late May or early June.

We are also members of the National Garden Scheme, and open to NGS groups of 10 or more by arrangement.

Our NGS details can be found here: