Woottens of Wenhaston Bearded Iris Open Days
Our new Bearded Iris viewing beds are now open on the nursery during opening hours Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
With 175 varieties replanted and another few hundred to be replanted this autumn.
Irises bloom from mid May into Mid June. Plants can be ordered during viewing subject to availability or you can order from the website:
Iris Viewing Etiquette
Wear sensible clothing & footwear. The area is an uneven working field and precautions must be taken at all times to mind your step.
Not all plants in the beds are for sale.
The field itself is where ALL our Iris plants grow including our stock and rare plants which aren’t all for sale
Many customers also pre order Irises before the fields open and also during the opening days so the Irises you view may already be reserved for another customer. Please enquire on the day with a member of staff
Keep all dogs on leads and children under control. Whilst we welcome dogs and children to the site the Iris beds are not a playground. Please clean up after your dog and ensure they stay on a lead. Children must not run in and out of the rows as they can damage the plants
Iris positions Although the fields are labelled with the Irises names and positions it is very difficult for us to remember the positions of over 1000 different plants so please have patience when you ask ‘where is Jane Philips planted’ as we may not know that position instantly!
Travelling from afar? It is wise to ring the nursery before travelling some distance to view the fields especially if we’ve suffered recent bad weather as there may be little to see.
Also do bear in mind that Bearded Irises are not native to the UK and they flower when they choose. So please don’t be disappointed if the Iris you have come to view has gone over, there are hundreds more to appreciate.