Perennial’s history is rooted in the country houses and great estates of Britain and we’re delighted with the support that these grand, and most noble, of residences continue to give us. Friends of Perennial enjoy priority booking for all our Special Events. Find out more here.

The Perennial 2017 Special Events Programme is kindly supported by Hartley Botanic. 

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Would you like to host an event for Perennial? Or lend a pair of hands as a volunteer? Submit an event below or register as a volunteer.

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#PlaythePitch for Perennial

WHEN: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 08:00 - 12:00

£600 per team which includes the six-a-side tournament, refreshments and lunch.

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Monmouthshire, Wales

‘Evoking a Sense of Place’ – Arne Maynard – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 18th April 2017

£230 includes talks and guided tour from Arne Maynard himself, three-course lunch, drinks and canapes, tea and cakes.

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Flood at The Salutation

WHEN: Tuesday, 9th May, 14:00 - 17:00

£6.00 (£5.00 for Friends of Fullers Mill Garden) which includes the talk and light refreshments in the garden

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West Sussex

A Private Garden in West Sussex – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 9th May, 10:00am - 1:00pm

£65 which includes tour of the gardens plus 2 course lunch with tea and coffee to be taken at nearby eatery.

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Tirley Garth

WHEN: Wednesday 17th May, 12.00pm - 3.30pm

£55 includes a guided garden tour and lunch served in the tea room

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Wonersh, Surrey

Barnett Hill

WHEN: Thursday 1st June, 11:00am - 3:00pm

£55 will include private tour of gardens followed by lunch

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Inner & Middle Temple Gardens – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 6th June, 11.00am - 3.00pm

£65 includes a guided tour of the gardens and lunch

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Felixkirk, North Yorkshire

Mount St John – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Friday 16th June, 10:45am - 2:30pm

Included in the £60 is coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the day, a garden tour from the Head Gardener and a 2 course lunch at nearby eatery – The Carpenters Arms.

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Lyndalls & The Laskett Gardens – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Wednesday 21st June, 10.00am - 4.30pm

£95 includes garden tour, talks and a picnic lunch with Prosecco

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Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Ozleworth Park – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 27th June, 11:00am - 3:00pm

£70 includes, guided garden tour by Head Gardener and a fork buffet lunch served in the grounds

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Adel, Leeds, Yorkshire

York Gate Garden Special Event

WHEN: Tuesday 4th July, 10:30am - 3:30pm

£45 includes private guided tour and buffet lunch

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Winchester College Gardens

WHEN: Friday 7th July, 11:00am - 3:00pm

£75 includes guided tour of gardens plus lunch

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Nr. Bath, Somerset

Ston Easton Park

WHEN: Tuesday 11th July, 11:00am - 2:00pm

£65 includes garden tour and lunch

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Great Milton, Oxfordshire

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 18th July, 11.00am - 4.00pm

£195 includes guided garden tour, glass of champagne, canapes, wine and four-course lunch

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The Grove Hotel Gardens

WHEN: Tuesday 25th July, 1.30pm - 5.00pm

£95 includes a garden tour and afternoon tea

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East Dulwich, London

Nigel Watts

WHEN: Wednesday 26th July, timed tickets between 6:30pm - 8:30pm

£50 includes garden visit, informative talk from Nigel Watts, a glass of Prosecco and canapés

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Fullers Mill Garden Special Event

WHEN: Monday 31st July, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Included in the £45 is a guided garden tour, tea and coffee on arrival and a picnic lunch with homemade cakes

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Edenbridge, Kent

An Evening with Roger Platts

WHEN: Tuesday 8th August, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Included in the £55 is a talk from Roger Platts, a tour of private garden and nursery and some light refreshments

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West Dean Gardens

WHEN: Wednesday 6th September, 11:00am - 3:00pm

£55 which includes guided tour of gardens plus a light lunch

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Party for Perennial 2017

WHEN: Thursday 19 January, 19:00 - midnight

Event now closed. Please contact us for info on the 2018 if you’re interested!

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The British 10K

WHEN: Sunday 9 July 2017

£25* (minimum sponsorship £175)

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London – Brighton Bike Ride

WHEN: Sunday 17 September, 06:30

£40* (minimum sponsorship £100)

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Dorking, Surrey

Go Nuts for HortAid

WHEN: Sunday 17 September 2017 , 10:00

£20 registration* (£150 sponsorship per individual)

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

WHEN: Sunday 8 October, 09:30

£25 registration* (minimum £350 sponsorship)

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WHEN: Weekends throughout the year

Free (if you raise £350 in sponsorship)

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Great Wall of China Discovery

WHEN: 13th - 21st September 2018

Registration Fee: £349* (Min sponsorship £2,880)

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Andalusia, Spain

Andalusian Adventure

WHEN: 9th - 14th October 2018

Registration Fee: £125* (Min sponsorship: £1,900)

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