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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Hampshire, RG27

Hortus Loci – Cancelled

WHEN: Tuesday 21 April | 10am – 3pm

£85 which includes exclusive tour and lunch

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Buckinghamshire, HP27

The Manor House Gardens – Cancelled

WHEN: Thursday 14 May | 10am – 2.30pm

£75 which includes garden tour and lunch

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Lincolnshire, DN21 & LN8

Hall Farm & Brightwater Gardens

WHEN: Tuesday 2 June | 10.30am – 4.30pm

£80 which includes double garden tour and light lunch

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Monmouthshire, NP15

Garden Design at Allt-y-bela

WHEN: Thursday 4 June | 9.45am – 5pm

£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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Kent, ME9

Torry Hill – Cancelled

WHEN: Tuesday 16 June | 10.30am – 2pm

£80 which includes garden tour and lunch

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Herefordshire, HR2 & HR1

Brockhampton Cottage & The Laskett Gardens

WHEN: Wednesday 17 June | 10am – 4.30pm

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Dorset, BH20

Encombe Estate

WHEN: Tuesday 23 June | 11am – 3.30pm

£120 which includes exclusive garden tour and lunch

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Oxfordshire, OX27

Tusmore Park

WHEN: Thursday 25 June | 10am – 2.30pm

£130 which includes guided tour and lunch

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Berkshire, RG20

Woolton House

WHEN: Friday 26 June | 11am – 3pm

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

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Kent, TN9

Tonbridge School

WHEN: Monday 13 July | 10.30am – 2pm

£75 which includes garden tour and lunch

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Nottinghamshire, NG12

Holme Pierrepont Hall

WHEN: Thursday 3 September | 10.30am – 2pm

£65 which includes garden tour and lunch

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Oxfordshire, OX8

Cotswold Wildlife Park

WHEN: Friday 11 September | 5.30pm – 9pm

£80 which includes garden tour, buffet dinner and talk by James Alexander-Sinclair

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Cheshire, SY13

Combermere Abbey – Sold Out

WHEN: Wednesday 20 May | 11am – 2.30pm

SOLD OUT – to be added to the waiting list, please call 01372 384 043

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Somerset, BA9

Stavordale Priory – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Thursday 2 July 2020, 1.00pm - 5.00pm

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West Sussex

A Secret Garden – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Thursday 9 July | 10am – 2.30pm

£85 which includes garden tour and lunch

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Scotland – SOLD OUT

WHEN: 15 – 17 July

£545 for a 3 day tour of some of the most iconic Scottish gardens, with exclusive access to The Beechgrove Garden and staying at the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel.

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