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.

Kind Regards Janet & Martin Blow, SpecialPerennials

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

2 National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs

3 Dearnford Lake, Shropshire

6 Our Garden open for the NGS

9/10 Our Garden open for the NGS

13 Garden open for National Collections

16/17 Garden open for National Collections

20 Our Garden open for the NGS

24/25 Dorothy Clive Garden Willoughbridge, Staffs

30 Bodenham Arboretum, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Sep 2014

3 Our Garden open for the NGS

13/14 Our Garden open for the NGS

7 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, Cheshire

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?

We have lots of Helenium and Centaurea from our National Collections, Hemerocallis from Janet's collection, Geum, an ever expanding range of Phlox, Monarda, and lots more.

Click the links to explore our full plant list: A-B C-D E-G H-K L-O P-R S-V

Click here for our online order form (opens in new window) Please note our p&p charges have recently changed for all new orders (existing orders are not affected).

Our Garden

There's lots of photos from our plot to inspire you and if you want more why not come and visit us on one of garden open days. Click here for more tempting photos.

Garden Open Dates 2014

We open for the NGS

Our garden diary

Full of planting ideas, propagation tips and lots of photos from our garden.

July 5: Perfect partners for phlox:- read more.

Browse our Diary archive here

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.

Gardening Talks

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