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.
Feature about Special Plants in The Garden Sept 2014. By Noel Kingsbury with photos by Rebecca Bernstein
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.
Visit the Nursery
Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Wilts, SN14 8LA
10am - 5pm daily, March through October
Visit the Garden
Our garden is open every Tuesday April through mid-October 2013 and every Wednesday in July, August and September 2013 from 11am - 5pm. Click below for more details.
Visit the Garden
Derry teachers a range of one-day practical gardening courses, from seed sowing to pruning. Courses are held in the autumn.
View upcoming gardening courses
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.
View our plant catalogue online
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.
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