The Plantsman’s Nursery

About the nursery

Woottens Nursery

Who are we?

Woottens of Wenhaston is a traditional plant nursery that specialises in Herbaceous Perennials and grows some of the largest collections of Iris, Auricula, Pelargonium and Hemerocallis in the UK. Established 25 years ago by Michael Loftus the nursery has grown it’s collections from scratch and cares for some of the rarest species and historic plants available today.
The nursery is run by a small team of dedicated and knowledge staff that worked alongside Michael for many years. 

Iris ensata Purple Primula auricula May Pelargonium echinatum Miss Stapleton

Our plants

All our plants are grown at the nursery which is situated in rural Suffolk between the popular towns of Southwold and Halesworth.
Our herbaceous perennial collection encompasses over 500 different varieties of plants which are grown into 1.5 or 2 litre pots and cared for by one of the nursery owners, Gillian on a daily basis. Almost 80% of these plants are still propagated on site with a small proportion bought in mainly from UK growers. 
Our Primula auricula collection consists of over 400 different varieties grown in 9cm pots that have been propagated and tended to by our expert grower, Sandra for over 20 years. 
Woottens very rare Pelargonium collection is cared for by Julie who also grows the nurseries Salvia and Chrysanthemum plants. This hands on approach means all plants we sell are grown and maintained by passionate plants people and monitored on a daily basis to ensure that they are well grown specimens that are true to form.

The Nursery

The Nursery is open every Saturday between March and October for viewing and sales and for the first weekend of each month during this period.
Although not open to the public for seven day retail we offer an efficient mail order service and a collection service where customers can order online or over the phone to collect from the nursery on Wednesdays or Saturdays between 10am-4pm.
We hold specialist open days throughout the year – details of which will be posted on our Events page.

Our office opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

We are signposted just off the A12 between Darsham and Blythburgh. Approximately 20 minutes from Southwold.

Our address is 
Woottens of Wenhaston
The Iris Field
Hall Road
IP19 9HF

The Owners

The nursery was taken on by two existing staff members in 2016 who had both worked alongside Michael Loftus and have a passion for plants.

Woottens Mail Order

The mail order service operates throughout the year. We have been running a mail order service for over 10 years. We can dispatch all our plants through this fast and efficient service.
Click here to view details of our mail order service.

Woottens Bearded Iris Field

The Iris field of over two acres of scent and colour – is open for viewing from the end of May to mid-June. View our events page for more details.

Woottens Events

Woottens runs events and courses throughout the year – view our Events page for more details.

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