NURSERY IS NOW OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10:00 – 5:00 UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER
GARDEN WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 14 APRIL, 10:30 – 5:00. NO BOOKING NEEDED.
COURSES We hope to be running our half day courses as usual from Aprli 2021. See Courses .
MAIL ORDER – We are now up to date with sending out orders, but the post is very very erratic at the moment, thanks largely to Covid. Please allow two to three weeks for UK delivery in January and February. Longer for other countries.
We post Seeds anywhere in the world, but it is up to you to make sure that you are allowed to receive them. £1.50 to UK. £5 to Europe. £10 to US. (Both the postage rates to the US and the bureaucracy have increased considerably. US residents will need to apply for a Small Lots of Seed Exemption – usually quick and easy to get.). £6 to the rest of the world.
We are now posting Seedlings and rooted Cuttings of many varieties within the UK. See Online Shop / Young Plants by Mail Order .
What is on offer changes every few weeks.
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 2021 seed catalogue just click
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.
Visit the Nursery
Address: Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Wilts, SN14 8LA Phone: (01225) 891686 Hours: Nursery open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm, March through October.
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.
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.
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.
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 2021
Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham, Wilts UK SN148LA
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