The nursery is not open on regular days but you are welcome to come at any time from February to September but you need to telephone first to check if we will be here (preferably ring before 9am or after dark).

The garden at Elworthy Cottage will be open 9 times for the National Garden Scheme in 2024 when the nursery will also be open.

For 2024 we will be opening for the National Garden Scheme on the following days:-

Thursday 1st, Tuesdays 13th and 27th February, Monday 1st April (Easter Bank Holiday) Tuesday 23rd April, Tuesday 25th June, Tuesdays 2nd & 30th July, and Monday 26th August.(August Bank Holiday Monday).

Opening times on NGS days are 11.00am - 4.30pm.

Admission to the garden is 5.00 for adults, children free; admission to the nursery is free.

When the garden is open for the NGS, teas will be available in aid of the Children's Hospice South West.

Groups from HPS, Plant Heritage, CGS, Gardening Clubs etc. are welcome to visit the garden by appointment on weekdays or evenings. Coaches welcome.During the 2024 season we hope to attend the following plant fairs and events:-

Devon HPS Snowdrop Talk, Longdown Village Hall.6th January
Garden House Snowdrop Festival, Buckland Monachorum27th & 28th January
Welford Park, Newbury7th February
Sheptom Mallet Snowdrop Festival16th & 17th February
Welford park, Newbury21st February
Devon Plant Heritage Sale, South Molton10th March
Somerset HPS Plant Sale, Yeo Valley Organic Garden23rd March
Burrow Farm Plant Sale (formerly Plant Heritage Sale)31st March
Forde Abbey Spring Plant Sale6th April
Somerset HPS Plant Sale, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton27th April

Hampshire Plant Heritage Plant Sale, Longstock

6th May
Yarlington House, Castle Cary Charity Plant Sale
11th May
Devon Plant Heritage Sale, Rosemoor12th May
Somerset HPS Plant Sale,Batcombe House,Shepton Mallet 15th June
Devon HPS Plant Sale, Burrow Farm
30th June
Devon Plant Heritage Sale, South Molton14th July
Rare Plant Fair, Bledlow Manor, Buckinghamshire **21st July
Rare Plant Fair, Adwell House, nr Thame, Oxford **1st September
Devon Plant Heritage Sale, Rosemoor6th September
We also attend several other HPS, Plant Heritage (NCCPG) and CGS events in Somerset, Devon, and Dorset. Orders may be collected from any of these events. * * For link to Rare Plant Fairs website click here