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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