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. Most of our plants (rhizomes) are hand dug and shipped from the nursery in August, September and October. But we are happy to dig and ship plants to you almost any time of year (weather permitting). We don't ship plants with flower spikes as we find they don't survive the journey to you.

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 have a unique affiliation with the American Iris Society and with a trusted Californian iris grower and hydridiser, that grow their own varieties in a warmer climate, and we 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 for the NGS and for Bevern Trust

We are also members of the National Garden Scheme, and open to NGS groups of 10 or more by arrangement. Unfortunately we can't open in 2020 but we'll be back in the Yellow Book in 2021.

Our NGS details can be found here: