Special plants14th August 2010 • Independent Nurseries • Stephanie Donaldson
Special Plants, near Bath is a mecca for gardeners looking for unusual plants. They sell an amazing range of hardy herbaceous and rockery plants as well as many tender perennials for terrace and conservatory. The adjoining garden (well worth a visit) is open on Wednesdays in July, August and September. Owner, Derry Watkins, 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.