We grow and sell unusual plants from all over the world including an amazing range of hardy herbaceous and rockery plants as well as many tender perennials for terrace and conservatory. Derry Watkins, author of two books on greenhouse gardening has introduced many new plants from her plant collecting trips to South Africa and elsewhere. She also teaches one day gardening courses at the nursery and lectures extensively.
The nursery (open daily March-October) is near Bath in southwest England, but we post seeds all over the world.

Buy Seeds Online

We sell fresh collected seeds of herbaceous perennials, tender perennials, annuals, biennials, grasses, umbels and almost every sort of plant apart from trees and aquatics. Many are our own new introductions.
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Visit the Nursery

Address: Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Wilts, SN14 8LA Phone: (01225) 891686 Hours: 10am - 5pm daily, March through October

Visit the Garden

Our garden is open every Tuesday April through mid-October 2015 and every Wednesday in July, August and September 2015 from 11am - 5pm. Click below for more details.
Visit the Garden

Gardening Courses

Derry teaches a range of one-day practical gardening courses, from seed sowing to pruning. Courses are held in the autumn.

Plant Catalogue

We sell a range of hardy perennial plants, shrubs, tender perennials, annuals and grasses at our nursery. Our plants are also available by mail order between September and March.

About us

In 1996 we bought a derelict barn with a fantastic view of the Bath countryside. Today, this site is home to our house, nursery and garden.
© Derry Watkins 2012
Website by Monica Shaw
Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham, Wilts UK SN148LA
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