Gardening lectures and talks

Sowing and growing your garden with Derry Watkins

Ref: SGL08640

Suitable for all


About this course

Derry Watkins is one of the country's leading plantswoman and owns the highly acclaimed nursery Special Plants, based near Bath. She will discuss how seeds work and then progress to sowing, successful germination, growing on and collecting and storing your own seeds. Derry will focus on some beautiful and easy plants to grow from seed and you will have the opportunity to buy seeds from her at the end of the day.


Derry Watkins

Derry runs her nursery Special Plants from the site next to her garden, located just on the outskirts of Bath. Special plants is filled with unusual plants from all around the world, both hardy and tender. Derry lectures all over the world and writes extensively - she has been featured in Gardens Illustrated magazine compiling the Plantsman's Favourites - a monthly list of plants that are looking good. Her garden has been on TV several times.


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