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.

We sell plants by mail order, at plant fairs and on our special open days only. All plants are grown and tried out here, so we can talk from experience on how to get the best from them.

See us on BBC 2 Gardener's World Friday 29th August 9:30pm - our range of Heleniums can be found by clicking here

We are open for just 4 more days this year and taking a (well-earned) rest from garden opening in 2015. So don't miss your last chance to see our garden this side of 2016:  Click here for details.

Where to meet us

You can meet us both at our garden opens and Martin at Plant Fairs and talks throughout the region.

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

Scroll down this list to see where we are or click links for full details of: plant fairs and garden open days

Aug 2014

29 See us on BBC2 Gardener's World

30 Bodenham Arboretum, Kidderminster, Worcs.

31 Our Garden open for the NGS

Sep 2014

3 Our Garden open for the NGS

7 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, Cheshire

13/14 Our Garden open for the NGS

21 Sugnall Hall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs

Our Plant Catalogue

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

Full details of our mail order service are available here.

Why not pick up an order from a plant fair or garden open day and save the postage charge?

Click here to start exploring our catalogue

Gardening Talks

Martin gives entertaining and informative talks to clubs and societies - for a list of talks click here.

Our Garden

We are open for the NGS in 2014: Garden Open Dates 2014

Our garden diary

Our garden is scheduled to be featured on Gardener's World this month. Click here for the story of the day.

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

Gardening articles

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