Woottens of Wenhaston Nursery Opening Times
Woottens of Wenhaston Opening Times
The nursery is open for browsing and buying:
Every Saturday from the beginning of March until the end of October 10am-4pm
The first weekend of every month from the beginning of March until the end of October, Saturday and Sunday inclusive. 10am-4pm
These weekends fall as follows in 2020
7th and 8th March
4th and 5th April
3rd of May only (see our May fair event below for full details)
1st and 2nd June
6th and 7th July
3rd and 4th August
7th and 8th September
5th and 6th October
Specialist Event Open Days – see below for full details
Auricula Open Day
Our annual Auricula Day is a very popular event, our collection of over 400 different varieties is on view and many are available to buy. Our expert grower Sandra Sutton is on hand for advice on growing, propagation and breeding of these immaculate little perennials. Sandra has grown the Auriculas at Woottens for over 15 years and each year breeds our own ‘Woottens Hybrids’
Woottens Plant and Garden Fair
Plant specialists flock from all over Norfolk and Suffolk to attend our annual Plant and Garden Fair. Stall holders also include artists, local produce and craftsmen. Entry is free and any donations go to the NGS
Bearded Iris Open Fields.
Woottens Nursery have been specialising in Bearded Iris from over 20 years. They were the nursery founders, Michael Loftus, passion and we have over 2 acres of them on view throughout May & June. Opening times are heavily dependent on the season but they are normally open from the third weekend in May to the second weekend in June. Everyday from 10am-4pm.
To find out more about our Irises visit our ‘Irises’ page of the website. Plants can be selected on the open days to be lifted and dispatched to you in August.
Pelargonium Open Day
Michael Loftus’s ultimate passion was for Pelargoniums, specifically the scented leaf and species forms. Woottens Nursery now holds one of the most unique collections of Pelargoniums in the UK including some very rare specimens. Our expert grower Julie Nicholas will be available on the day to demonstrate how to propagate and grow these South African delights. Our collection of over 200 different forms will be on show and many plants are available to buy.
Hemerocalllis Open Fields.
Woottens Nursery grows over 600 different forms of Hemerocallis or ‘Daylily’ from the exuberant and flamboyant to the elegant and unusual. Our Hemerocallis fields are open for viewing annually usually the first two weekends in July. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Plants can be selected on the day to be lifted and dispatched to you within 2-3 weeks.
The Nursery Office
The nursery office is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-12noon on either 01502 478258 or 07802507693
If you are unable to reach us by phone please be patient and leave a message or email us. We do not have office based staff, and we spend our days growing and propagating plants as well as dispatching orders so every impatient phone call causes us a delay in carrying out these tasks.
Pre-ordered plants can be collected from the nursery any day except Sunday by appointment. We require four working days to prepare orders for collection
Woottens Nursery Retail Site Changes in 2016
For many years Woottens Nursery was open 7 days a week at its site on Blackheath Road in Wenhaston. However in 2016 after experiencing challenging times in the trade the decision was made to close the retail site and relocate to the nurseries ‘Iris Field’ site which is located on Hall Road in Wenhaston. The nursery is now predominantly a mail order business but holds as many open days as time will allow. 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 are often on hand to give advice on plant selection, care and propagation.
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. Our new postcode is IP19 9HF.
We do ask customers to understand that the new location is still a Work in Progress and we are a long way from completion.
There is currently no public toilet at the site and disabled access is limited.