Come and visit our rose field this summer

Open dawn to dusk everyday from end June to end of September.
We are always happy to open our field to visitors (see map) for location which is opposite to our office and signposted accordingly. Don’t come too early as the roses you see are maiden plants and bloom later than those in your garden. Generally the rose field opens very late June to end of September. Usually, depending on weather conditions the blooms are at their peak during the first three weeks of July. The rose field is not normally staffed. If you require personal assistance do check our business hours and call at our office for help.

Group Visits to the Rose Field

Would you like to book your Society or Gardening Group for a conducted tour of the Rose Field during a summer evening? If so, contact our office for further details or to make arrangements. Now booking for summer 2015.

CASH AND CARRY SERVICE FROM CANTS Operated from Office

How to find us
Map

PLEASE USE THIS MAP AS A GUIDE. PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS GIVEN. If using SAT-NAV - CO4 5HA

(Chapmans Farm). If you need help please phone 01206 844008.

Approaching from Braintree (A), Cambridge (B) join A12 and proceed with traffic from London/Chelmsford to exit (C) Junction 27 A133 (road divides into 3). Taking the slip road to roundabout; take second exit onto Colchester By-Pass (Avenue of Remembrance). At the next roundabout turn left and travel North on the A134 towards Sudbury/Bury St Edmunds. There is a further roundabout where you keep straight on. Take care under the North Station Railway Bridge that you keep on the A134 now the Northern Approach Road. Travel to mini-roundabout at the junction between Nayland Road and Boxted Road. Take the third exit (A134). Our office/sales is approximately 300 yards on the right. When open our rose field is on the left. From Bury St Edmunds/Sudbury travel on the A134 through Gt Horkesley. From Clacton/Harwich and Ipswich direction proceed to point (E - Junction 29) joining the A1232 towards Colchester. Turn right at first traffic lights into Severalls Lane (Industrial Estate). Travel along this road to a roundabout opposite the Colchester Business Park. Go straight across this roundabout and the next travelling toward Langham, Boxted and Gt. Horkesley until you come to a T junction turning left towards Colchester (known as Boxted Straight Road). You will come to the mini-roundabout take the 4th exit A134 towards Gt. Horkesley. Our Office/Sales is on the right hand side approximately 300 yards from the roundabout.

Special Notes: Please note.... DO NOT use the new junction 28(D). There is no infrastructure to help locate our premises. DO NOT use the road through Mile End this is a no through road, which culminates in a bus lane with traffic cameras.

General Information and Hours
Below we list the Hours of Business for sales from the nursery and collection of orders.
You are advised to contact us regarding opening hours over Religious and Bank Holidays. LUNCH HOURS. We are officially closed during the week between 1pm-2pm, however most days a member of staff is available during this period to assist. A phone call in advance is advisable. If you wish to collect an ORDER outside our advertised hours, special arrangements can be made.

MONTH BY MONTH CHART

January
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
SATURDAY CLOSED
February
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 12.00 noon
March
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
April
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
May
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
June
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
July
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm

Sat 9-4pm until approximately 3rd Saturday then closed

August
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
SATURDAY CLOSED
September
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
SATURDAY CLOSED
October
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 12.00 noon
November
Mon-Fri
9.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
December
Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Sat 9.00 - 4.00pm
 
Until Christmas


BARE-ROOT CASH SALES. Your requirements are assembled whilst you wait. An excellent selection is available in season on this basis. If however you are looking for something specific, or wish to take advantage (if applicable) of our pre-payment order discount, place your order in the normal way.
Purchase of Bare Root Roses: Approximately end of October to end March.
COLLECTING AN ORDER. You will be advised when the roses are packed and ready for collection.
CONTAINERISED ROSES SALES & PRICES. The cost of containerising roses; the material used and the general up-keep makes these a more expensive product. We do not containerise every variety listed in our catalogue. A free list of varieties and prices is available on request from April onwards. Containerised roses are available self-service from our premises during late spring until stock becomes exhausted. We also offer special kits of terracotta pots with potting material for presentation. In general we do not offer a delivery service for a quantity of container roses. We do however recommend our Container roses Mail Order for sending the odd rose plant or two by carrier! For further details see page 2 and 3.
Purchase of Containerised Roses: Approximately early April until stock becomes exhausted.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT US DURING OFFICE HOURS.