Visit us - How to Find Us

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 near 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 2017. 

Cash and carry service from Cants operated from Office.


For those who have visited us in the past please be assured we have not moved!  This area does look very different and road systems have recently changed  lot and will continue to do so.  Recent changes include the opening in 2015 of Junction 28 of the A12 and in April 2016 the re-routing of the A134 (from Boxted/Nayland Road roundabout to Great Horkesley).  This latter change means that we are now in a cul-de-sac.  We are located from the A134 via a short NEW road call 'GLORIANA ROAD'.  At the end of this road turn left and we are on the right.

There are many ways to approach us.  If you have any problems please phone us on 01206 844008.  SAT NAV IS CO4 5HA. (Chapman's Farm) but this doesn't always help as navigation maps are not regularly up dated!   We hope the following notes will help.

If using Junction 28 (D) of the A12 you will travel on a road called 'Via Urbis Romanae' until you come to major traffic lights where this road meets the Northern Approach Road (A134) turn right towards Sudbury.  At the roundabout continue straight over on A134 turning right soon after into 'Gloriana Road'.   

If using Junction 27 (C) of the A12 take the slip road down to the A133 roundabout take second exit onto Colchester By-Pass (Avenue of Remembrance). At the next roundabout turn left on to the A134 towards Sudbury and 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 straight across traffic lights where Northern Approach Road crosses Mill Road and keep to left hand lane and turn left at next traffic lights. (A134 Sudbury)  At the roundabout continue on A134 soon after turn right onto 'Gloriana Road. 

If using Junction 29 (E) of the A12 Join the A1232 towards Colchester.  Turn right at first traffic lights into Severalls Lane (Industrial Estate) .  Travel along to roundabout opposite Colchester Business Park.  Go straight across this and the next roundabout towards Langham, Boxted and Gt Horkesley.  When you come to a T junction turning left towards Colchester, known as Boxted Straight Road. Travel to roundabout and take 3rd exit onto A134  (going North) and take first right into 'Gloriana Road'. 

Travelling from Colchester area or along the Colchester By Pass (Avenue of Remembrance/St Andrews Avenue).  You need the Roundabout A134 Sudbury which takes you North via Colchester North Railway Station and then follow the notes set out under Junction (C). 

Travelling via the B1508 Bures/West Bergholt Road Go north onto the A134 at Colchester North Station Roundabout and follow notes set out under Junction (C).

Travelling from Sudbury/Bury St Edmunds direction using the A134 Go through Gt Horkesley and follow A134 and soon after traffic lights turn left into 'Gloriana Road'.


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.

Monthly Opening Times

January Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday CLOSED
Februrary Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 12.00am
March Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
April Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
May Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
June Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
July Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm (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 Saturday 9.00am - 12.00am
November Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
December Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 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! 

If you have any queries please contact us during office hours.