NURSERY WILL OPEN TO CUSTOMERS IN LIMITED NUMBERS ON FRIDAY 15 MAY.  At the moment we can only accommodate 3 customers per hour in order to ensure safe distancing (and to avoid gridlock on our tiny lane). Please email us (derry@specialplants.net) with the day you would like to visit and give us 3 options of what time you would like to come (10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm). We will then email you back with a time slot. The nursery will be closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday each week.

No teas or coffee, and no toilet available. Please do not bring children or dogs with you.

If you can collect, you can email me with a wish list.  I will let you know what is available and what it costs, and you can pay over the phone and collect from the entrnce at any time.

GARDEN CLOSED.  Hope to open it again as soon as possible.  I love having people coming round my garden.

COURSES  Some courses will be cancelled.  See Courses .

MAIL ORDER.  We post seeds anywhere in the world. 
We post seedlings and rooted cuttings of many varieties within the UK.  See Online Shop / Young Plants by Mail Order . 
Established plants of selected varieties are now available for mail order in the UK.  See Online Shop / Plants by Mail Order
What is on offer changes every few weeks.  
We post plants at the beginning of each week and seeds at the end of each week.  We hope there will no longer be any major delays

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 is near Bath in southwest England, but we post seeds all over the world.


Happy Seed Browsing to All

If you want a free printed version of our  2020 seed catalogue just  click   


NEW, Plants for Sale by Mail Order

We have been sending out seedlings from the garden and rooted cuttings every spring for a few years, but we are now sending out established plants of many more varieties.  See Online Shop /  Plants by Mail Order  What is on offer will change every few weeks.  UK only at the moment I am afraid. 

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Gardener's World

Our garden was featured on Gardener's World.  You can see a clip here.


 

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.

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Visit the Garden

Architect designed garden on steep slope with fabulous views. Exuberant sweeping shapes filled with exciting plants. Created from derelict field in last twenty years.

About the Garden


Gardening Courses

We offer a wide range of one-day practical gardening courses, from vegetable gardening, to taking cuttings, to pruning, to weaving willow structures for the garden. Courses are held in spring and autumn.

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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.

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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.

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