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 should be open more than a dozen times for the National Garden Scheme in 2021 when the nursery will also be open.

Keep a look-out for NGS Pop-up Openings. (

For 2021 we are planning the following openings for the National Gardens Scheme:-

Monday 5th April (Easter Bank Holiday) & Tuesdays 6th, 13th & 20th April,  Monday 31st May (Late May Bank Holiday), Tuesday 15th June, Tuesday 6th, Sunday 25th & Tuesday 27th July, Sundays 1st & Monday 30th August.(August Bank Holiday Monday)

Opening times on NGS days are 11.00am - 4.00pm.

Sunday 8th August the garden will be open in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust from 11.00am to 4.00pm. There will not be any refreshments available but you are welcome to bring a picnic.

Admission to the garden is 4.00 for adults, children free; admission to the nursery is free.

When the garden is open for the NGS, teas will not be available at present but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. We hope to be able to provide teas in aid of the Children's  Hospice South West later in the year.

The nursery will be open whenever the garden is open.


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 2021 season we hope to attend the following plant fairs and events:-

Kingston Bagpuize Snowdrop Fair CANCELLED
Welford Park, Berks
Ampney Crucis Plant Sale, Cirencester CANCELLED
Forde Abbey Plant Sale, ChardCANCELLED
Rare Plant Fair, Bishops Palace, Wells**CANCELLED
Burrow Farm Plant Sale(formerly a Plant Heritage Sale)CANCELLED
South Wood Farm, Honiton, NGS Open Garden
24th April
Hampshire Plant Heritage Plant Sale, Longstock
Yarlington House, Castle Cary Charity Plant Sale

22nd May

Ampney Crucis Plant Sale, Cirencester28th May
Mapperton House, Beaminster Charity Plant Sale6th June
Devon HPS Plant Sale, Burrow Farm Note Change of Date
20th June 
Rare Plant Fair, Sculpture by The Lakes
27th June
Somerset HPS Plant Sale, Lower Severalls4th July
Rare Plant Fair, Adwell **5th September
Ampney Crucis Plant Sale, Cirencester10th September
Rare Plant Fair, Llanover ** 19th 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