An incredible selection of garden tours and events has been unveiled by Perennial, the charity for people in horticulture across the UK. Events include a three-day garden tour in Scotland, as well as some very exclusive events at locations not usually open to the public including Arne Maynard’s private garden Allt y bela in Monmouthshire and the Tom Stuart-Smith designed Tusmore Park in Oxfordshire and Encombe Estate in Dorset. The Special Events 2020 programme is once again supported by Lumley Insurance, allowing Perennial to raise even more funds from each ticket sold.

2020 Special Events include: 

The Laskett Gardens, Herefordshire                                        27 February & 17 June

Hall Farm & Brightwater Gardens, Lincolnshire                      2 June

Allt y bela, Monmouthshire                                                      4 June

Encombe Estate, Dorset  23 June

Tusmore Park, Oxfordshire  25 June

Stavordale Priory, Somerset  2 July

Tonbridge School, Kent                                                          13 July

Scottish Gardens Tour  15 – 17 July

Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottinghamshire                                 3 September

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Oxfordshire  11 September

The events include not only a private tour with the head gardener or owner, but also a delicious lunch or afternoon tea and refreshments.

For further information and the full list of events, please visit:

Chris Crooker, Events Manager at Perennial, says:

“We’re thrilled with the 2020 special events programme which features some incredible gardens designed by celebrated designers; Arne Maynard, Tom Stuart-Smith, Sir Roy Strong CH and Pascal Cribier to name but a few. Some of our events have already sold out, including a garden tour of Sweden, which is testament to our loyal supporters who find something new of interest every year. Perennial’s roots are in the great gardens of Britain and we love that we’re able to continue and extend that legacy with our annual tours and talks with the brilliant head gardeners and owners we work with.”

John Lumley, Chairman and Managing Director of Lumley Insurance said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Perennial’s unrivalled services for people in horticulture across the UK. We see first-hand the skill and dedication that head gardeners and their teams lavish on the gardens and estates they look after and so we see our support as raising important funds and awareness of how Perennial helps people.”

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