Make a DASH to Swindon Wildflower Nursery

Cowslips - aka Primula veris - looking fabulous in a housing estate setting

Cowslips – aka Primula veris – looking great in a housing estate setting

Whilst researching Tuesday’s story about DASH, we noticed it’s Swindon Wildflower Nursery’s first open Sunday for this year on April 13th. Anyone who watched Countryfile last weekend knows there’s a major push to increase the amount of wildflowers in the UK. Visiting the nursery on Sunday looks a great way to take part in this initiative and support a local charity 🙂

The Nursery was set up by DASH in 2008 to help raise funds to support its work in providing services for adults with high-functioning autism and Aspergers syndrome. For adults with Aspergers it also offers a peaceful environment in which to work, which helps reduce anxiety and build their confidence. As well as selling wildflower plants, seeds from the stock of wildflowers are collected to create wedding favours.

Opening times are from 11am to 4pm and there is a small admission charge. If you can’t make it on Sunday, further open days are held in May, June and July, plus the nursery also opens on Wednesday mornings after Easter.

Swindon Wildflower Nursery is based within TWIGS Community Gardens. This is on the site of Manor Garden Centre –  located through the car park of the Garden Centre to the right.


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