Dahlia Open Days - commencing Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th August 2018

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.  Our experienced growers, including a past member of the RHS Dahlia Trials Forum,  will be on hand to give advice.

Our first 2018 Open Days will be be during the late August Bank Holiday, Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th August from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On this weekend only, teas and cakes will be available in our neighbour's lovely, small garden. At other times, the nearby village pub offers food and refreshments, with the church also providing teas & cakes on Sunday afternoons.

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 will also have our full range of spring & early summer flowering bulbs in stock for visitors to choose from.

If you can't manage either of these days, we're open most Friday's during August & October, and open by appointment at other times.  Garden clubs and groups are welcome.  A map of how to find us is on the "Finding Us" page.

* Please note: This won't go down as a vintage year for dahlias. The dahlias in the display beds are around 6 weeks behind where we would normally expect them to be at this time of year, as a result of extreme heat and drought conditions in the past few weeks.  Due to the lateness of the flowering season, we are holding an additional Dahlia Open Weekend on 8th & 9th September. We may add further dates in October as the dahlias are usually looking fantastic throughout this month. Note also that we have only very recently replanted a number of the dahlia beds, to reflect some of the newer varieties in our collection. These beds are in the early stages of establishment but should be settling in well by October. If you want to know how much you are likely to see at any given time, just give us a ring before visiting and certainly do soif you are travelling any distance. 

 

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