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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 2019.

And every Wednesday in July and August 2019.

And for the NGS on the third Thursdays of the month: 20 June, 18 July, 15 August, 19 September and 17 October 2019.

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).

16 April - Spring Pruning
23 April - Staking Perennials
30 April - Dressing Up the Garden
7 May -   Planting up My Pots
14 May - How to Sow a Cutting Patch
21 May - The Chelsea Chop
28 May - Generous Self-sowing Plants
4 June -  Umbels
11 June - Poppies
18 June - Sowing Biennials
25 June - Midsummer Madness
2 July  -  Plants for Bees (Derry away)
9 July -   Don't Be Afraid of Orange
16 July - Slash and Burn
23 July - Plants for Dry Shade
30 July - Salvia Extravaganza
6 Aug -  Taking Cuttings
13 Aug - Daisy Day
20 Aug - Gravel Gardening
27 Aug - Late Summer Colour
3 Sept - Collecting Your Own Seed
10 Sept - Ferns and Friends
17 Sept - Grasses
24 Sept - Autumn Planting
1 Oct -   Planting My Winter Pots
8 Oct -  The Big Boys - Trees and Shrubs
15 Oct - Autumn Flowers
22 Oct - Grand Autumn Plant Sale


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