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Nursery Open Daily

Opening Hours   The nursery is open 10am - 5pm daily, March through October.  Please ring if you want to come in the winter.


Special Plants is about 100 miles due west of London, seven miles north of Bath and four miles south of Junction 18 on the M4. Greenways Lane turns west off of the A46 100 yards south of the A420 roundabout. We are not in Cold Ashton village. It is about a mile down a very narrow winding lane. Please drive with care. There is plenty of room to park and turn around when you arrive.


Garden Open Days

Our garden will be open every Tuesday from April through October 2018.

And every Wednesday in July and August 2018.

And for the NGS on the third Thursdays of the month: 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September and 18 October 2018.

All from 11am - 5pm.  Homemade teas on garden open days.

Group visits of 6 or more welcome on other days by arrangement.

Special Tuesdays

Garden open days with a short practical talk on what's happening in the garden week by week.  You can watch the garden changing through the year or just come once for a subject you are interested in.  Follow Derry walking round the garden as she talks about the plants she loves, about how she copes with specific problems, and what jobs she is doing at each time of year.  Be inspired to go home and make the most of your garden.

Talks are at 11am, repeated at 2:30pm. No need to book unless group of 6 or more.  Free talk included with garden entrance, £5   (or £25 for a season ticket).

10 April - Spring Pruning
17 April - Say Goodbye to Weeds
24 April - Staking Perennials
1 May - Getting Ready for Summer
8 May - Planting up My Pots
15 May - Go Play Outside
22 May - The Chelsea Chop
29 May - Generous Self-sowing Plants
5 June - Umbels
12 June - Poppies (Derry away)
19 June - Sow Next year Garden Now (Derry away)
26 June - Midsummer Madness (Derry away)
3 July  - Plants for Bees
10 July - Our Favorite New Plants
17 July - Slash and Burn
24 July - Plants for Dry Shade
31 July - Salvia Extravaganza
7 Aug - Taking Cuttings
14 Aug - Daisy Day
21 Aug - Gravel Gardening
28 Aug - Late Summer Colour
4 Sept - Collecting Your Own Seed
4 Sept - Grasses
11 Sept - Autumn Planting
18 Sept - Grasses
25 Sept - Planting Winter Pots
2 Oct - My Favorite Trees
9 Oct - Autumn Flowers
16 Oct - Retreating Indoors, Houseplants
23 Oct - Grand Autumn Plant Sale


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