Nurseries & Artisans at our events:

Click the links to see which fairs each nursery is coming to

Alluring Plants

Aluminium Art


Artisan Plant Supports

Ashdale Cottage Garden Plants

Bridge Farm Plants


Chris Cooke Plants

Chris Timmins

Colourfence (Solihull)

Conquest Plants Nursery

Cooper & Jones

Cotswold Garden Flowers


East of Eden Nursery

Edrom Nurseries

Green End Farm Nursery

Green's Leaves

Hall Farm Nursery

Hillview Hardy Plants

Hooksgreen Herbs

John Cullen Gardens

Jurassic Plants

Linda Scott Hardy Plants

Lyneal Mill Nursery

Malcolm Allison Plants

Mandsand Plants

Mayfields Plants

Meadow View Plants

Mynd Hardy Plants

North Staffs Hostas

Orchard Furniture

Packhorse Farm Nursery

Penmere Plants

Piecemeal Plants

Plantazia Lincoln


Pottertons Nursery

Roseland House


Stonyford Cottage Nursery

Studio8 Pottery

The Cottage Herbery

The Gobbett Nursery

Tissington Nursery

Wildegoose Nursery

Woodside Hardy Plants

Wykeham Gardens


We are a small nursery specialising in garden worthy herbaceous perennials for a nature friendly garden.

For a small nursery (more accurately a micro-nursery) we have an incredible range of home-grown plants including large collections of Helenium, Centaurea, Salvia, Geum, and our other passion, Phlox as well as many other interesting and beautiful plants. Phlox are rarely offered by nurseries these days except a limited range of mass-propagated types. We are collecting together a lot of old or local varieties and growing these at our garden. Come along to a fair in spring and be treated to a great choice of Phlox.

All our plants are hard grown in the open as we think this gives a better plant to establish in your garden. We don't force things on in polytunnels and greenhouses.

You can order plants to be brought to an event at no extra charge and it is always advisable to ring or email to ask us to bring the plants you want as we can't bring our full range to every event.

Articles by SpecialPerennials:

Sow Unusual (from our 2018 newsletter)

Helenium Man and the Seven Dwarves (from our 2018 newsletter)

Hemerocallis: Beauty for More Than a Day (from our 2017 newsletter)

A Falvour of Geums (from our 2017 newsletter)

Bursting With Anticipation (from our 2016 newsletter)

Garden Butterflies (from our 2015 newsletter)

Phlox For Foliage (from our 2015 newsletter)

SpecialPerennials at the BBC (from our 2015 newsletter)

Shepherding Your Phlox (from our 2014 newsletter)

Martin's schedule will be available soon

Contact Details for SpecialPerennials


Janet & Martin Blow
Yew Tree House, Hall Lane
Cheshire, CW3 0JB

Phone: 0771 699 0695

email: Contact SpecialPerennials


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Perennials for late colour feature strongly in our range throughout the year. This is one of our October borders.

Carol Klein and the BBC Gardener's World team came to our garden to film our Heleniums in 2014. (Broadcast 29 August 2014).

We specialise in plants to attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects