Festival Dinner 2019 auction lots now LIVE ONLINE!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us at our 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner on 11 October, you can join the fun and help us raise funds for people in horticulture by placing a bid in our online auction. We have six incredible auction lots up for grabs including some ‘money can’t buy’ experiences. All profit raised from the auction will help Perennial support more people in horticulture facing life-changing events.

Chris Crooker, Events Manager at Perennial, says:

“We’ve secured some truly ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences this year for our Festival Dinner auction and can’t wait to see who wins on the night. It’s exciting that we’ve been able to offer anyone the chance to bid which means even more people can get involved and help us make a difference to people who need our support.”

Perennial helps anyone in horticulture who finds themselves in need of a helping hand. From a quick bit of telephone advice to long-term tailored support, our team is ready to support people through life-changing events and any number of personal and professional issues.


Festival Dinner Auction 2019

Auction Lot 1: A private dinner party for 10 people, prepared by a professional chef, in your own home.

This is an incredible opportunity to host a dinner party worthy of BBC’s Masterchef in your own home, without having to worry about the menu. Award-winning chef Ben Purton will take care of the catering, leaving you to relax in the company of your favourite people.

Auction Lot 2: Four VIP Box tickets for a live concert of your choice at the iconic O2 Arena (Millennium Dome) on London’s dockside

This is your chance to see a live act performing at London’s O2 – home to the world’s most popular entertainment arena. Acts to choose from include Michael Bublé, Liam Gallagher, Ariana Grande, Muse, Cher, Squeeze, Chemical Brothers, Rod Stewart and more (subject to availability).

Auction Lot 3: Exclusive island retreat for six people on the private Caribbean island of Mustique

Renowned as a hideaway for the likes of Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams and Hugh Grant, the private Caribbean island of Mustique is a paradise on earth. We are offering you and five friends the chance to stay at the enchanting Grasshopper resort, located in an original Oliver Messel Caribbean villa with a beautiful swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

Auction Lot 4: A five star luxury escape to Stoke Park Golf & Spa Resort for 2 people

Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in 5 star finesse. Set in 300 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire parkland, the luxurious Stoke Park features boutique bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant and a sumptuous spa.

Auction Lot 5: Pair of Royal Circle Best tickets, VIP entrance to official after-show banquet & Deluxe King Room at The Savoy Hotel

There isn’t a show in the history of show-business that compares to the Royal Variety Performance. Since its origins in 1912, it has presented the very best in entertainment from around the globe and this year will be no exception. We’re offering you the chance to experience this magical evening first hand.

Auction Lot 6: A day with Alan Titchmarsh and the team from ITV’s Love Your Garden

Join Alan Titchmarsh and his team, Frances Tophill, Katie Rushworth & David Domoney, as they transform the garden of someone who truly deserves a horticultural surprise. ITV’s Love Your Garden is one of the highest rating TV gardening programmes and never fails to move viewers to tears as personal stories of tragedy and triumph go hand in hand with incredible garden transformations.

If you have any questions about the Festival Dinner auction or would like to book tickets to the event, please contact Chris Crooker on ccrooker@perennial.org.uk or call 01372 384059.