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.
Best wishes Janet & Martin
Martin gives entertaining and informative talks to clubs and societies - for a list of talks click here.
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 collect from us and save the postage charge?
Browse our Diary archive here. Full of planting ideas, propagation tips and lots of photos from our garden.
Photos and notes on wildlife visiting our garden together with tips on plants to attract more wildlife to your garden. Explore more
Full of tips and techniques that work for us plus articles featuring our garden. Click here.
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).
Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs. DE13 7AR
Sun 29 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral Cheshire CH64 4AY
Sat 4th Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST
5/6 Dorothy Clive Garden, Newcastle, Staffs TF9 4EU
11 Bodenham Arboretum nr Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 5SY
12 Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8HN
18 Middleton Hall, Tamworth, Staffs. B78 2AE
19 Consall Hall, Wetley Rocks, Staffs ST9 0AG
25 Sugnall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs ST21 6NF
NEW 26 Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcs WR5 1RS
2 Crug Farm Caernarfon LL55 1TU
3/4 Weston Park, Shifnal, Shrops TF11 8LE
9 Donington le Heath Manor, nr Coalville Leics Le67 2FW
10 Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4LF
16 Buckden Towers, Huntingdon
17 British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry, Shrops SY11 4JH
23 National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffs DE13 7AR
25 Stonyford Cottage Gardens, Cuddington, Cheshire CW8 2TF
30/31 Hodnet Hall Market Drayton, Shrops TF9 3NN
14 Culland Hall, Brailsford, Derbyshire
21 Whittington Castle, Whittington, Shrops. SY11 4DF
4 Arley Arboretum, Bewdley, Worcs DY12 1XJ
5 Sugnall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs ST21 6NF
26 Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbys DE6 1ST
1 National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs DE13 7AR
2 Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch, Shrops SY13 3JQ
23 Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere Cheshire CW8 2HS
30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden, Newcastle Staffs TF9 4EU
5 Bodenham Arboretum nr Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 5SY
6 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, Cheshire. CH64 4AY
13 Weston Park, Shifnal, Shrops TF11 8LE