Welcome to SpecialPerennials

We are a small nursery selling mainly herbaceous perennials, all grown here in our garden. Sorry but we no longer sell mail order. We now only sell at plant fairs.

Our website is full of pictures taken here in our garden of our plants, planting ideas, and the wildlife that shares this little piece of heaven with us.

Best wishes, Martin & Janet.

Our plants

Our plants are all grown here in our garden in Cheshire and our descriptions are based on how they perform for us in the ground. We specialise in flowering perennials that look good, are easy to grow and are popular with the bees, butterflies and birds. Plants are hard grown in the open - we don't have polytunnels. Our 14ftx8ft greenhouse is the nerve centre for our seed sowing and propagation. We do cover some plants with cloches to keep them drier through the wet Cheshire winters.

Because they come from our garden, plants are usually in small quantities and aren't always available all the time.

Please note we don't sell wholesale, we can't do mail order and we don't sell seeds of the plants on our lists.

Plant Fairs 2021

We hope to get out and about again in 2021. Please contact us at least a few days before a fair if you would like us to bring an order for you. You can also order well in advance; we won't ask for payment until just before the plant fair.

You can find updates on the Plant Hunters Fairs website: www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

These are our upcoming fairs, see our full calendar

April 2021

Sat 17 April Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich, CW9 6NA 10am-4pm

Sun 18 Sugnall Walled Garden, Eccleshall ST21 6NF 10am-4pm Gardens & Fair: £1.00 

Sun 25 Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, SY14 8AH 10am-5pm Gardens & Fair: £4.00 

May 2021

Sun - Mon 2 - 3 Weston Park, Shifnal TF11 8LE 10am-5pm Gardens & Fair: £4.00 

Sat 8 Middleton Hall, Tamworth B78 2AE 9am-5pm Gardens & Fair: £3.00 

Sun 9 Adlington Hall, Macclesfield SK10 4LF 10am-4pm Gardens & Fair: £3.00 

Sat 15 Bodenham Arboretum, Kidderminster DY11 5TB 10am-4pm Fair: Free Entry 

Sun 16 Norton Priory, Runcorn, WA7 1SX 10am-4pm Fair: Free Entry 

Fri - Sat 21 - 22 Dorothy Clive Garden, Newcastle Under Lyme TF9 4EU 10am-5pm Gardens & Fair: £4.00 

Sun 23 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Coalville, LE67 2FW 10am-4pm Gardens & Fair: £1.00 

Mon 31 Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST 10am-4pm Country Park & Fair: Free Entry (P&D Parking)

Our garden

Our garden isn't open to the public but we thought you might like a peek over the hedges to see what's happening. We update this section as often as we are able.

There are sections on wildlife in the garden as well as pictures of our garden plants month by month.

Take a peek

More regular updates can be found on our Facebook feed.

See Martin and our Heleniums on BBC 2 Gardener's World with Carol Klein in 2014

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