Dahlia Open Days

Come and visit us on our special Dahlia Open Days to see our extensive collection, which includes new and exclusive varieties. Plants will be available for sale and orders can be placed for next season's tubers. The nursery has around 200 different varieties on display and grows around 3,000 dahlia plants every year for sale either at the nursery or at shows we attend during August and September.  With the cancellation of many shows in 2020, due to coronavirus, we are growing fewer dahlias on and these will be available only to visitors to the nursery. Our experienced growers, including a member of the RHS Dahlia Trials Forum,  will be on hand to give advice.


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August (open 10am - 5pm both days)

Further dates depending on the weather.

As these are outdoor events with a modest attendance (we do not advertise outside the website), we do not expect to be affected by coronovirus issues. However, with Covid rules constantly changing, it would be wise to keep an eye on this page and to check by 'phone (01992 573775) before travelling any distance. If you are in a 'high risk' category, we strongly advise visiting at another time by appointment, in order to avoid other visitors.

What to expect;  we don't believe in having large blocks of each dahlia variety, because although it looks impressive (see some of the images of Anne fighting through them to select the ones for next season), it's unrealistic for most gardeners.  So we've planted out a number of beds which have a mix of dahlias and other perennials, so that visitors can get a better idea of planting combinations. Many more dahlias can be seen on the nursery itself, including some hard to source varieties which we are unable to include in our mail order range.

We usually also have the first of the harvest of spring & early summer flowering bulbs in stock for visitors to choose from, as well as a range of choice perennial plants.

If you can't manage to visit on our Open Days, we're open by appointment at other times.  A map of how to find us is on the "Finding Us" page.



 Below is a (very) short video clip of the one of the 2013 Open Days.