Top garden events for winter
Stay busy this season with these great days out
TOP PICK: An evening discussing ‘The Art of Gardens’ in the style of Question Time will be held on 31 January as part of the opening preview to the Works on Paper fair at the Royal Geographical Society. Proceeds from the event will go to Horatio’s Garden, the charity that creates and cares for beautiful, accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. The speakers at the event will include SGD Members James Alexander-Sinclair MSGD, Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD, Joe Swift MSGD and Cleve West MSGD, together with Bunny Guinness, and the panel will be chaired by Rachel de Thame. To book your place, visit
UNTIL 24 DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL, CHESHIRE
Follow the one-mile sparkling path as it winds through the woods of Dunham Massey to see the canopy illuminated with shards of light and hung with snowflakes and sparkling baubles.
8 JANUARY – 25 FEBRUARY
JAPANESE GARDENS EXHIBITION, YORKSHIRE
How their design and planting styles inspired the British to build Japanese style gardens here in the UK.
WINTER LIGHTS, LONDON
See sculptures, structures, installations and performance art by some of the most innovative contemporary artists and designers.
PARTY FOR PERENNIAL, LONDON
Celebrate the launch of the charity’s 2018 fundraising campaign at O’Neills.
TALK: AVANT GARDENERS, SUSSEX
AuthorTim Richardson will discuss landscape and garden conceptualism at West Dean.
PALMSTEAD WORKSHOP, KENT
Designers including Dan Pearson MSGD and Laura Gatti of Bosco Verticale (pictured) on podium deck planting, roof gardens and green walls.
CONFERENCE: SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE, USA
‘The science, business, and education of sustainable infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World’ at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.
TALK: SPECIAL GARDENERS, BEDFORDSHIRE
The head gardeners at the Luton Hoo estate will explore the history of the gardeners who have managed it from the mid-18th century onwards.
UP TO 24 FEBRUARY
JOHN BROOKES EXHIBITION, LONDON
The Garden Museum is hosting an exhibition on the life and works of garden designer John Brookes.