We believe we are the only specialist iris nursery in Spain, and our mission is to offer a truly international selection of irises which may not be readily available elsewhere in Europe. We will supply top quality bare-rooted rhizomes that are guaranteed registered named varieties by mail order in the autumn. Iris in pots are also available for collection only at other times of the year. If you are searching for a particular iris, please ask as we may well have it in the pipeline.
Marnes really is an iris mecca, the growing conditions are perfect for this undemanding plant. In 2006 we had more than five months of summer drought, but the irises enjoy a long hot summer baking and go dormant in winter when they even like a frost. As we do not have irrigation water, we NEVER water. We only water the new plantings in September/October if there is no autumn rain and this involves buying water by the truck load!
Plantas Distintas is not just an iris garden as we have planted over the years a drought tolerant 'secret garden' hidden in the olive groves with collections of salvias, buddlejas and species pelargoniums. Many of these may be available as potted plants to take away or can be propagated to order.
Marnes is our little bit of paradise on earth and we invite you to come and enjoy the panorama of the mountain landscape, the peaceful gardens and the iris blooming season. We look forward to sharing this with you.