Amazing Lots To Bid For At Party for Perennial Auction

This amazing South African game reserve is an auction lot for the Party for Perennial.

A 5-night stay in a South African game reserve, exclusive garden tours, and a book signed by BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray are just some of the amazing lots being auctioned at the Party for Perennial on 15 January 2016.

There’s also the opportunity to bid for a unique prize that is literally in for the long haul…

To bid online, click here and fill in the bidding form. Online bidding is open until 5pm on Friday 15 January.

Auction Lots

5 Nights of Luxury in a South African Private Game Reserve (donated by Virgin Limited Edition)

Prepare to be ‘wowed’ when you stay at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering the renowned Kruger National Park.

Ulusaba has 21 rooms and suites spread over two lodges, Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge, each with its own unique perspective on the African Bush. Look out for the ‘Big 5’ during the twice daily game drives with our experienced rangers and trackers, and take advantage of the fantastic food, personal service, swimming pools, wine cellar, bush observatory and Aroma Boma spa treatments.

Your stay is based on 5 nights inclusive of all food and beverages for 2 people.*

“A feeling of warm community is created here, where experiences are shared and guests are treated like family”

Terms and Conditions

  • Your stay must be taken before 20 December 2016
  • International flights and transfers from Johannesburg Airport to Ulusaba are not included
  • Road transfers from Ulusaba’s airstrip to your lodge are included
  • Please note that your booking is subject to availability and peak times such as Christmas, New Year and Easter will be excluded
  • This prize is for five nights’ accommodation, however you are welcome to extend your stay at the applicable nightly rate

Jonathan Ward

Photo shoot with Ginger Horticulture (donated by Ginger Horticulture)

Bid for Jonathan Ward! Commercial and horticultural photographer Jonathan (also known as Ginger Horticulture Ltd) is a familiar face at hort shows and events both in the UK and overseas.

Jonathan has over 29 years experience in the industry and is probably the only photographer who is also a member of the CIH.  He’s as comfortable in a studio environment as he is working in a garden and as well as shooting outdoors he is experienced in photographing goods for catalogues and producing images for brochures and ads.

Terms and Conditions

  • The lot includes up to 4 hours on site and 4 hours editing
  • For commercial photography (no weddings)
  • Mileage in excess of 50 miles must be paid at 45p per mile, and any additional costs are not covered
  • Lot covers Jonathan’s time only
  • Copyright remains with the photographer, photography use is for promotional use of the winning bidder only and no resale by any other party is allowed without separate arrangement with copyright owner.


Woburn Off-Road Safari for Four (donated by Woburn Abbey Gardens)

Thanks to Garden Estates Manager Martin Towsey and his team, Perennial has received this wonderful auction lot.

Woburn has generously provided this fantastic Safari Off Road Adventure for up to four people. Children are welcome. You’ll enjoy the park for a day however the highlight will be a private one and a half hour off roading tour by an expert keeper giving you an in depth commentary about the animals you will see.  A cute cuddly tiger is also yours to take home!

Neville Stein, a Perennial trustee and head of Ovation Business and Consultancy

A day’s Business Consultancy with expert Neville Stein (donated by Ovation Business Coaching and Consultancy)

Neville Stein is a familiar face in the business. He began his horticultural career in 1977 working on a small retail mail order nursery. Fast forward 38 years, and Neville’s company Ovation (EA) Ltd has developed to be a global company with clients in China, New Zealand, Ireland and throughout the UK.

Neville is also a director of a youth work charity in Woodbridge and of course is a Trustee of Perennial.

This lot is for a day of business consultancy from one of the best in the trade. Ovation offers a full consultancy service – business planning and development, funding advice, health checks, financial reviews, sales skills, marketing, merchandising, staff training, coaching, mentoring, market research, PR, copywriting, product launches, non-executive directorships, interim management, diversification, exit strategies, and more.

The winner will get seven hours of Neville’s time and the bid excludes any travelling expenses.


Kentchurch Court and Exclusive Garden Tours at The Laskett and Lyndalls

A wonderful opportunity to explore three of Herefordshire’s best-loved treasures.

Enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast for four at Kentchurch Court, considered to be one of the most important historic houses in England and also the ancestral home of the Scudamore family. Kentchurch forms part of a wider estate covering some 5,000 acres and nestles under Garway Hill in the Monnow Valley in the heart of one of the country’s oldest deer parks.

A private visit to the renowned Laskett Gardens. Above all, this is an intensely personal garden, telling the story of Sir Roy’s life as an art historian, administrator and author, and of the 40 years he spent making the garden, constantly debating and improving it with his late wife, Julia Trevelyan Oman. Many would say that when we look back on his contribution to cultural life in England and abroad, The Laskett will rank among his greatest achievements. After your wander come into the house for drinks or tea (depending on the time of day!) with Sir Roy.

Lyndalls, Sollers Hope. A private guided tour of this stunningly beautiful private garden set in 5 acres within a hidden Herefordshire Valley in the Woolhope Dome which has been created from scratch by the current owners over the past 15 years. The overall design is informal with an emphasis on natural contours and forms. Large herbaceous borders (created with the help of the local farmer’s tractor), wooded areas, ponds and an alpine house provide numerous habitats for a large collection of unusual and rare plants as well as a wide variety of old favourites. A plantsman’s paradise!


Spend a week in the Highlands at the Loch Rannoch Highland Club

Bid for one week’s accommodation for up to four people at the Loch Rannoch Highland Club, on the shores of Loch Rannoch, Perthshire.

With stunning views across the Loch from your lodge for the week, you can take in the best of Perthshire, with the towns of Pitlochry (and its many attractions), and Aberfeldy, famous for Dewar’s World of Whisky Centre within easy reach.

There are also a number of outstanding golf courses within the area, while the more adventurous might want to sample the white water rapids of the River Tay.

The lodge is fully equipped and also has free Wifi, while there is also access to a shared sauna!


Limited edition print by fine artist MJ Forster

Bid for this wonderful limited edition landscape print by fine artist MJ Forster. Water colours flow through MJ Forster’s veins, unleashing creativity and redefining many beloved British landscapes.

The lot also includes a signed copy of Forster’s limited edition retrospective book ‘The Art of MJ Forster’: a fantastic 64 page hardback that tells the story of the many different and experimental ways he paints and has developed.


The Official History of Wimbledon (signed by BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray, and BBC commentating legend John Barrett), and Wimbledon tour

John Barrett is best known as one of BBC Television’s voices of Wimbledon and has spent a lifetime in the game as player, administrator, journalist and broadcaster. In this fascinating book, John chronicles the story of the development of Wimbledon, decade by decade, set against the backdrop of world events.

This fantastic book has also been signed by 2013 champion (and Davis Cup hero!) Andy Murray, who recently became only the fourth person to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award more than once in their careers.

This lot also includes a private tour for four people by Head Groundsman Neil Stubley and the Wimbledon Foundation will donate afternoon tea in the Wingfield Café.

Terms and Conditions

The tour to be arranged on a mutually convenient date between 11 April and 31 May 2016, weekdays only.


Luxury in the Cotswolds for 2

Bid for a private tour at Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s private gardens at Highgrove. You will join one of The Prince’s expert guides on a two-hour tour through the extraordinary series of gardens at Highgrove including The Stumpery, the stunning Wildflower Meadow and the impressive Kitchen Garden. Each a highly personal and inspiring reflection of the interests and enthusiasms of His Royal Highness. After the tour, you will be treated to afternoon tea and champagne served in the Orchard Room.

The splendour of the day will not end there as you will stay overnight in a fantastic suite set in the Orangery of the glorious private estate of Euridge Manor Farm. Built above the wisteria-covered pool house, you will enjoy complete extravagance with a four-poster bed, a roll-top bath, a double-height dining-living room filled with palms and lemon trees, candlelit chandeliers and a banqueting table and your own private terrace where you can admire the sprawling grounds.

Your accommodation includes wifi, use of tennis courts, a luxury breakfast hamper and access to a fully-fitted kitchen.

Terms and Conditions

  • Travel and transfers not included
  • Orangery only available in 2016 on a weekday
  • Highgrove tour to take place on any weekday in 2016 or 2017
  • Dates will have to be confirmed with both parties directly and at a mutually convenient time
  • The suite at Euridge Manor is self-catering
  • Breakfast hamper will be included.


Name an Eddie Stobart Truck (donated by Eddie Stobart)

Bid for this wonderful ‘money can’t buy’ prize and beat the 4 year long waiting list to name an iconic Eddie Stobart truck! A fantastic opportunity to honour an important female in your life. Your truck will be on the road for 3 years and via the app you can track its location at all times!

To bid on any of these auction lots, click here and fill in the bidding form. Online bids will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 15 January.