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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 mid-April through October 2020.

And every Wednesday in July and August 2020.

And for the NGS on the third Thursdays of the month: 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 18 September and 15 October 2020.

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. No need to book unless group of 6 or more.  Free talk included with garden entrance - £5  (or £25 for a season ticket).

14 April Spring Pruning
21 April Staking Perennials
28 April Tulip Mania
  5 May Sowing a Cutting Patch
12 May Planting Up My Pots
19 May  The Chelsea Chop
26 May  Self-Sowing Plants
  2 June Umbels
  9 June Poppies
16 June Biennials
23 June  Midsummer Madness
30 June  Plants for Bees
  7 July  Plants for Dry Shade
14 July  Slash and Burn
21 July Don’t be Afraid of Orange
28 July  Salvia Extravaganza
  4 Aug Taking Cuttings
11 Aug Gravel Gardening
18 Aug Daisy Day
25 Aug Late Summer Colour
  1 Sept  Grasses
  8 Sept  Collect Your Own Seed
15 Sept  Prairie Perennials
22 Sept  Ferns and Friends
29 Sept   Autumn Sowing
  6 Oct   Planting Up Winter Pots
13 Oct   Use Your Greenhouse
20 Oct  Grand Autumn Plant Sale


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