Woottens of Wenhaston Nursery Opening Times
Woottens of Wenhaston Opening Times. The Nursery is open to the public for the first weekend of the month from March to November. Plus specialist events throughout the year. 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
2018 Open Weekends are as follows
3rd & 4th March
7th & 8th April
6th May (Woottens Plant and Garden Fair)
2nd & 3rd June
7th & 8th July
4th & 5th August
1st & 2nd September
6th & 7th October
3rd & 4th November
Specialist Event Open Days
Auricula Open Day is being held on Saturday 28th April 10am – 4pm
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 is being held on Sunday 6th May 10am-4pm
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. Dates are to be confirmed
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 is being held on Saturday 7th July 10am-4pm
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. Dates are to be confirmed
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.
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 will be on hand to give advice on plant selection, care and propagation throughout the weekend
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.