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Welcome to SpecialPerennials

We hold the National Collections of Helenium and Centaurea at our garden nursery in Hankelow, Cheshire UK where we grow choice and unusual perennials.

All plants are grown and tried out here, so we can talk from experience on how to get the best from them.

We sell plants by mail order and at plant fairs only - our nursery is not open to the public but you can pick up an order from us by arrangement.

Best wishes Janet & Martin

Did you miss Martin and our Heleniums on BBC 2 Gardener's World Friday 29th August? Catch up by clicking here.
Our range of Heleniums can be found by clicking here

Phlox Bright Eyes

Our Plant Catalogue

Over 500 plant varieties all pictured growing in our garden and with complete growing instructions and propagation tips.

We grow particularly large ranges of Helenium, Phlox, Centaurea, Geum, Hemerocallis, Salvia and Geranium plus lots more lovely hardy perennial plants

Full details of our mail order service are available here.

Why not pick up an order from a plant fair or collect from us and save the postage charge?

Click here to start exploring our catalogue

Our garden diary

July in the garden (and the kitchen today). Click here to read

Browse our Diary archive here. Full of planting ideas, propagation tips and lots of photos from our garden.

Nature Notebook

Photos and notes on wildlife visiting our garden together with tips on plants to attract more wildlife to your garden. Explore more

"How To" Guides

Full of tips and techniques that work for us plus articles featuring our garden. Click here.

Where to meet us

Scroll down this list to see where we are or here for full details of plant fairs we are planning to attend

You can order plants for Martin to bring to a plant fair for you (no delivery charge).

Aug 2015

23 Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere Cheshire CW8 2HS

30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden, Newcastle Staffs TF9 4EU

Sep 2015

5 Bodenham Arboretum nr Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 5SY

6 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, Cheshire. CH64 4AY

13 Weston Park, Shifnal, Shrops TF11 8LE

What's new in our catalogue

12 Aug Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue is available again

31 July Just added Geranium St. Ola to our selection

16 July: The lovely silver-blue grass Elymus magellanicus is ready now. Our new batch of Gaillardia Torchlight is ready as well

8 July: We've just added the lovely Angelica Vicar's Mead to our catalogue

6 July: Rudbeckia Herbstsonne is available again

25 June: Lychnis are available again. Malva are now ready

22 June: Salvia atrocyanea (Bolivian Sage) added to our range.  Salvia flava megalantha is available again

18 June: Phlox are no longer suitable for sending mail order - check back in autumn or place an order from our full range for delivery next spring