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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Cheshire/Shropshire border between the towns of Whitchurch and Nantwich

Combermere Abbey

WHEN: Wednesday 20 May 2020, 11.00 - 2.30pm

£80, which includes garden tour and lunch

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Malmö, Sweden

A journey through southern Sweden

WHEN: Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 May 2020

£1,995 (twin or double room)

£2,290 (single room includes supplement) Deposit £200

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Garden Study Day at Allt-y-bela

WHEN: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9.45am- 5.00pm

£230, which includes garden study day, lunch and afternoon refreshments

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Canterbury Cathedral Gardens

WHEN: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm

£80, which includes talk, tour of gardens and Cathedral and lunch in The Lodge

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Newbury, Berkshire

Woolton House

WHEN: Friday 26 June 2020, 11.00am - 3.00pm

£100, which includes garden tour and light lunch within the grounds

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Charlton Musgrove, Somerset

Stavordale Priory

WHEN: Thursday 2 July 2020, 10.30am - 2.30pm


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