Woottens Public Open Days
Nursery open to the public
for the first weekend of each month
Woottens Nursery will be opening between March and November
for the first weekend of each month. Not including specialist open days
Please see the dates below
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March
The first open weekend of the year. The nursery will be awash with spring flowering bulbs, Hellebores and winter flowering shrubs. Do bring your wellies as March weather is very unpredictable!
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April
The first glimpse of spring and all the plants will be beginning to shoot. You may even find some early flowering Auriculas and Irises available.
Auricula Open Day – Saturday 29th April 10am-4pm
Our expert Auricula grower Sandra Sutton will be giving advice and demonstrations all day. There will be over 400 varieties on show including many of our own hybrids.
Free entry. Any donations to the NGS
Grand Spring Fair Sunday 7th May
10am – 4pm
Free entry and all donations to the NGS
We’re holding an even bigger event May, with over 30 stallholders descending on the nursery for the day. A colourful array of plant specialists, artists, natural crafts and more. Join us for this free event at Woottens and possibly see an early flowering Iris or two! Tea and cake, food stalls and local produce. Help us support small specialist businesses this spring.
See our Events page for full details on who’s attending
(Please note we will not be open on Saturday 6th due to preparations for this event)
Iris Open Fields from 3rd June
The nursery will be open for browsing and buying on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
At this time our Bearded Iris fields will also be open for viewing from 3rd – 18th June. The fields exclusively will be open everyday between 10am- 4pm including weekends. Last entry to the fields is at 3.30pm.
Please be aware that the nursery itself will NOT be open to the public at this time. Only on 3rd and 4th of June
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
The height of the summer! The Pelargoniums will be filling the polytunnels with scent and hopefully the Hemerocallis fields will be in full bloom
Plants available will include – Agapanthus, Dahlia, Echinacea, Grasses, Hardy Geraniums and hundreds more!
Pelargonium Open Day – Saturday 8th July. 10am-4pm
5th & 6th August
2nd & 3rd September
30th September & 1st October
4th & 5th November
Nursery gates open between 10am-4pm on all open and event days except in March & November when they are open 9am-3pm due to low light levels in the afternoons
Since the closure of our retail site on Blackheath Road we have been holding as many open days as we can at our new location on Hall Road in Wenhaston.
Whilst the location and layout may be a little different the plant range remains as diverse as before and the same high quality
We still have over 600 different varieties of herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses available plus our unique collections of Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises.
The passionate and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to give advice on plant selection, care and propagation throughout the weekend
Entry is free and any donations to the NGS
Parking is located at the Iris Fields
Cash or Cheque payment is preferred although card payments can be processed.
You will find us located just behind the old site. When travelling from the A12 we are situated just before the turning to Blackheath Road on the left. When travelling from Halesworth – turn off the Southwold Road and travel through Wenhaston past the Star Public House and out towards the A12 and you’ll find us on the right.
We do ask customers to understand that the new location is still a Work in Progress and we are a long way from completion. We hope to have the site finished by May 2017.
There is currently no public toilet at the site and disabled access is limited.