These are the photos I took that day:
I returned to Special Plants yesterday to see the garden and buy some more plants.
The garden is open from 11am-5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March-October, and when you arrive, there is a notice saying garden access through the house.
The house is fabulous and Derry Watkins who runs Special Plants greets you and is ready to identify any of the myriad of plants in the garden. I went out into the garden equipped with a plan of the garden and a list of the plants. I was able to identify one of the Lydiard walled garden's mystery plants as: Morina longifolia
Instead of long shadows seen in the previous photos, yesterdays show the sun high in the sky. It was too hot, but the garden looked marvellous, go and have a look.
To find out more about Special Plants have a look at the website:www.specialplants.net
Dan Pearson gardening writer in the Observer has written a piece praising this nursery and others on page 44/45 in the colour supplement on the 12th of August. To see the article visit: www.guardian.co.uk/profile/danpearson
Excellent to praise Special Plants nursery before he did so!