Riverina Iris Farm

Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Riverina Iris Farm

Whether we open or not depends on how the Covid Situation unfolds please call to check. Welcome to the wonderful world of Irises at Riverina Iris Farm. With great pleasure we share a display of 1400 Tall Bearded Iris, 200 Dwarf and Median Iris, 200 Daylilies and other beautiful plants. Riverina Iris Farm opens during flowering season in October at selected times. Due to COVID 19 opening by appointment only with strict requirement to keep everyone safe - Phone Annette 0432777142 to book a time.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Last open October 2021 Check later for future dates

Free entry

Very limited opportunity to visit if we remain out of Lockdown. Strictly by appointment only and only for fully vaccinate people who have not been in a Covid area as my Mum is 89 and lives here. We invite visitors to donate to help us to adopt a koala at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital . For the Iris display and open gardens in October - check website for details riverinairisfarm.com. Cheers Annette

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Not accessible for wheel chairs

Location & Contact Info

  • Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Note: Ample parking out the front or in the paddock next to the garden.

Local Climate Zone: 11B - Arid

Summer avg. Max: 31°C Winter avg. Min: 4°C
Avg Frost Days:37
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 527mm. Summer avg. 116mm.
No. of rainy days: 34 Winter avg. 133mm.

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Garden Guide

Riverina Iris Farm was started in October 2013 and the first display beds for saleable Tall Bearded Iris were established in our paddock in March 2014. (Visit in October or see our online store for a full listing- Riverinairisfarm.com )

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The display garden

The display garden was established in 2013 and includes 1400 plus Tall Bearded Iris, 200 median and dwarf irises and more than 200 Daylilies and other bulbs, beautiful plants and garden art.
Visitors love sitting in the shade enjoying home made morning and afternoon teas in the pretty setting (no teas for 2020 sorry) For the October open days the Irises are in flower and for the December opened days there will be a selection of Daylilies in flower but unfortunately no Irises flowering.
The garden was established about 30 years ago and suffered greatly in the 10 year drought that consumed most of eastern Australia.
We purchased the property in 2010 and started re-building around the established trees.
There are lovely shade trees and some of our favourites - Crepe Myrtles, Magnolias, Hibiscus, Lilac, Callistemons and a Weeping Cherry.
Beds of Iris and Daylilies are scattered with bulbs such as Daffodil, Grape Hyacinths, Tulips, Ranunculus and Dutch Iris. Liliums are scattered throughout the Daylily garden. The archways have our favourite roses sprawling over them.
The driveway is lined with Agapanthus and Red Hot Pokers which flower in Summer.  More Info »

Irises

In 2014 over 350 Tall Bearded Irises were planted in the paddock next to the garden including irises from Australia's leading iris breeders and a selection from overseas.
This bed includes some relatively new releases and most flower from mid October to early November.
They are planted in alphabetical order to make it easy to follow the catalogue of sale irises available at the open days. Iris are listed alphabetically in the on-line store at Riverinairisfarm.com  More Info »

More Irises

Further beds were established in March 2015 and 2016 making a triangle around the beautiful old gum tree.
For the first week of the open garden season only limited numbers of the very early tall bearded iris will be in flower plus a selection of dwarf and medians. The main bloom period is from the 20th to the 30th of October which is quite stunning.  More Info »

Adding Dwarf and Medians

In the last bed established we added about 100 dwarf, median and unusual varieties have been included in this selection to give people something different to the tall bearded iris to look at. These usually flower early and will create a display the first weekend. More Dwarf and median varieties have been added since including a few other types in a water feature.  More Info »

Daylily display

In addition to the irises we have added almost 200 Daylilies that start flowering when the irises have finished. Varieties have been included from 2 leading Australian breeders as well as many imported varieties. A limited number are big enough for us to sell some plants and many more will become available in 2020.
Some pots will be available at the iris open days.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

So great to see the irises in real life rather than brochure/computer. Annette was so helpful. Watch the mosquitoes!!
Louise - November 2016

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