Perennial’s history is rooted in the country houses and great estates of Britain and we’re delighted that our annual Special Events programme can continue due to their constant support, and the support of owners and Head Gardeners who care and maintain beautiful gardens around the UK.

Our garden tours over recent years have received some wonderful feedback from guests:

“Another memorable visit with thanks to Perennial. The Special Events get better and better! All the staff….were charming and helpful. Hard to believe [the garden] was in a city – such tranquillity! A most enthusiastic Head Gardener, outstanding [catering], the food was wonderful.” (The Bath Priory, May 2018)

“A delightfully friendly group – my first Perennial visit, so lovely to feel so included.” (Birtsmorton Court, June 2018)

“The four of us have visited many gardens over the years and rate this visit outstanding. From the welcome cup of coffee on arrival to the farewell on departure, the organisation was superb… couldn’t be bettered.” (Ozleworth Park, July 2017)

Our 2019 programme promises to be just as enjoyable, so we look forward to seeing you at an event or two!

Friends of Perennial enjoy priority booking for all our Special Events. Find out more here.

The 2019 Special Events Programme is kindly sponsored by


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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Maldon, Essex

Ulting Wick

WHEN: Thursday, 12 September, 10:30-15:00

£75 which includes a guided garden tour by the owner and lunch served in a 17th Century barn

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

WHEN: Sunday 13 October 2019

£25 registration fee  (£350 minimum sponsorship)

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5* Corinthia Hotel, London

180th Anniversary Festival Dinner 2019

WHEN: Friday 11 October 2019

Price includes champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner and entertainment in the Corinthia Ballroom.

Dress code: black tie

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There's a number of airfields to choose from around the UK


WHEN: Weekends throughout the year

Free (if you raise £350 in sponsorship)

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Wimbledon, London

All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)

WHEN: Friday, 7 June, 13:00-17:30


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Ross-on-Wye & Much Birch

Weston Hall & The Laskett Gardens

WHEN: Wednesday 12 June 10.00am - 4.30pm


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Fullers Mill Garden, Suffolk

Botanical Illustration Course – Lilies

WHEN: Monday 22 to Tuesday 23 July 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Stockbridge, Hampshire

Leckford Estate

WHEN: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 11:00-15:30

£75 which includes guided garden tour, lunch and introduction to the nursery and Buddleja collection

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East End, Hampshire


WHEN: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 10:30-15:00


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Folly Farm Garden

WHEN: Wednesday 11 September, 1.00pm - 4.30pm


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Dorking, Surrey

Go Nuts for HortAid

WHEN: Sunday 30 September 2018

Event closed

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