Special Events 

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we deal with new government advice and information everyday influencing the safe running of our Special Events programme.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel a few of our events, but we are working with all owners and gardening teams to try and postpone as many events as possible until later in the year. Please work with us by focusing on your own current health and safety and rest assured that we will work to ensure the best possible solution to this very challenging situation regarding these trips in the summer.


Perennial’s new 2020 Special Events garden tour programme features 18 exclusive and stunning gardens to visit including:

  • Arne Maynard’s own garden Allt-y-bela
  • The 52 acre Tusmore Park in Oxfordshire currently being redesigned by Tom Stuart-Smith
  • An amazing 3 day holiday to Scotland including the BBC’s Beechgrove garden and the 8 acre Gordon Castle Walled Garden (Sold out)

This year we’ve seen a 20% increase in the people we’re helping, so your support is needed now more than ever. Our events make fantastic presents for friends and family and you can all enjoy a wonderful day out knowing the money raised has helped us support someone in need.

Hurry! There are limited places available for each event so book now to secure your place in 2020.

Click here to download the Special Events leaflet.

Our Special Events Programme is kindly sponsored by Lumley Insurance Limited.



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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Dorking, Surrey

Surrey Hills Challenge – 5km

WHEN: *New provisional 2021 date is Sunday 26 September*

Registration fee: £15 (non refundable) Minimum Fundraising target: £350

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One Whitehall Place, London.

Festival Dinner 2021

WHEN: Postponed till Thursday 14 October 2021 | Watch out for details of our 2020 virtual Festival Dinner coming soon...

Early bird tickets from £160 and exciting table packages available.

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Great Wall of China Trek

WHEN: 17 - 25 April 2021

Registration fee £299 (non refundable) Fundraising Target £3,250

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

WHEN: Various dates available

Registration fee: £25 (non refundable) Minimum Fundraising target: £350

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


WHEN: Weekends throughout the year

Raise a minimum of £395 sponsorship to do the event for free

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