Welcome to Sunrise Orchard and Irises

Sunrise Orchard and Irises was established in 2007 when Garry Griffin and Maggie Asplet purchased a six acre property in Ormond, on the main highway about 20kms north of Gisborne.  A mostly young orchard with its main crop being export Meyer Lemons supported with Parent and Late Navel oranges which are sold at the local Farmers Market.

Added to this operation was the planting of a commercial bearded Iris nursery, focusing on Tall, Standard and Miniature Bearded Irises. A substantial number of Dutch Iris bulbs and a few hundred Daffodil bulbs were also planted to provide cut flowers for sale at the Farmers Market.

A large part of our operation is participating in the Gisborne Farmers’ Market, which we attend each Saturday morning.  At the market we sell a selection of our fruit, walnuts, field mushrooms, watercress, irises and a wide range of lemon honey, jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and sauces.

We share our orchard with four beautiful Samoyed dogs – Little Miss, Mega, Phoenix and Bella along with our ginger and white cat, Ivy.

To see our different products, check out our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

Garry Griffin and Maggie Asplet