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Group Visits

Ashwood Groups Visits

Escorted Garden Tour

We welcome pre-booked groups to our beautiful nursery, plant centre, gardens, tea room and shops. We are sure that you will enjoy your visit as there is much to do and see: as well as escorted tours, open days and lectures, we offer a delightful shopping experience.
Allow plenty of time to browse through our plant sales areas and greenhouses as well as the garden shop and our high quality gift shop. Our tea room serves tea, coffee and delicious lunches, snacks and home-made cakes, all freshly prepared on the premises….everything, in fact, to make a perfect day out.

Escorted Nursery Tours

Hellebore Tour – (January to early March)
This is an escorted tour which includes a rare and unique opportunity to ‘go behind the scenes’ to view the production areas where we grow Ashwood’s award-winning hellebores…it really is a fascinating insight into our world renowned breeding programme.  At the end of the tour there will be the opportunity to purchase specially selected hellebore plants that are exclusive to the tour (subject to availability) as well as a hand-picked selection of plants and bulbs for winter interest.
Cost: £3.00 per head.
Minimum group size: 15 people
Duration: one hour

Escorted Garden Tours

John’s Garden Tour – (All year round)
This is an escorted tour of John’s Garden at Ashwood Nurseries. This wonderful three acre private garden, created by nursery owner John Massey VMH,  includes informal borders, island beds and woodland dells. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, it is planted with an abundance of rare plants as well as many familiar favourites. This really is ‘a garden for all seasons’: you can visit at any time of the year and there will always be plenty of interest and colour.
Cost: £6.50 per head (2017 tours)
Minimum group size: 25 people
Duration: one hour

Garden Centre Visit

(All year round) You will be free to browse through our beautiful plant sales areas and greenhouses as well as the garden shop, silk flower shop and our high quality gift shop. You can also wander through our stunning nursery borders or you can to just sit and relax on the terrace with its wonderful views of the pool and garden.
Cost: free of charge
Duration: minimum two hours

Tea Room Visit

(All year round) Our Tea Room is warm and welcoming with beautiful garden views. There is an open fire on chilly days and in summer you can relax in the sunshine on the terrace. Tea, coffee and delicious lunches, snacks and home-made cakes are served, all freshly prepared on the premises.
Please note that it is not possible to reserve tables. We request that members of the same group stagger their visits to the Tea Room to avoid long queues.

Illustrated Lectures

(All year round) John Massey, owner of Ashwood Nurseries, gives a limited number of lectures each year at the nursery to gardening groups only. Details are available on application.

Booking your Visit

Booking well in advance is essential. Please telephone and have the following information ready: some possible dates, likely numbers of people, your choice of tour and whether your group will be arriving by coach, mini bus or car. We will also need to know whether you wish to use the tea room.
Once we have agreed a provisional date for your visit, we will send you a Group Visits Booking Form. Please fill this in and return it to us by post within 14 days.


Payment is by cheque or cash on the day of your visit. Please note minimum payments.

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