Sunrise Orchard & Irises

Fruit, Fruit Products 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 is an Iris nursery focusing mainly on Tall, Median, Standard and Miniature Bearded Iris. We share our orchard with our beautiful Samoyed dog – Bella along with our tabby cat, Charlie. At the market we sell a selection of our fruit, walnuts, watercress, irises and a wide range of lemon honey, jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and sauces.