News

RBG Kew, RHS and Blenheim Confirmed to Reopen

May 29th 2020
Major garden venues have confirmed they will soon reopen... Read the rest of this entry

Gardens allowed to open again in England

May 26th 2020
Government advice has now been updated relating to opening gardens in England... Read the rest of this entry

Virtual RHS Chelsea

May 21st 2020
Under the circumstances, the RHS have launched a 'virtual' Chelsea event with... Read the rest of this entry

Perennial Quiz with James Alexander-Sinclair

May 19th 2020
Join Perennial once again for their live hort-themed charity quiz night... Read the rest of this entry

NGS Offers Virtual Garden Tours

May 14th 2020
The NGS have organised 'virtual visits' to select gardens to enable fundraising to continue... Read the rest of this entry

Garden centres allowed to open again in England

May 11th 2020
Official government guidance has been updated, garden centres will be allowed to open again in England on... Read the rest of this entry

Welsh Government announces garden centre reopening

May 8th 2020
The Welsh Government has announced that garden centres will reopen on... Read the rest of this entry

Support our Hort

May 5th 2020
A increasing number of nurseries and growers not only offer click and collect but also mail order... Read the rest of this entry

HELP SAVE THE UK HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY

May 1st 2020
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the UK horticulture industry is in danger of collapse. Please write to your MP to demand immediate Government action. Read the rest of this entry

Stay Cyber Aware

May 1st 2020
Tips on how to stay safe online during this pandemic period... Read the rest of this entry

Perennial HORTAID-20 Quiz

April 29th 2020
Join Perennial for a live quiz to raise vital funds for people in horticulture who are struggling during these difficult times... Read the rest of this entry

An open letter to the Prime Minister

April 29th 2020
Veteran garden writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook has written an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for garden centres and nurseries to be allowed to re-open (text courtesy of Horticulture Week): Read the rest of this entry

The Goldsmiths' COVID-19 Fund

April 24th 2020
The Goldsmiths’ Company and Charity launch £1 million COVID-19 fund for jewellers and silversmiths... Read the rest of this entry

Woodland Carbon Guarantee Boost

April 21st 2020
Defra has announced a boost to the woodland carbon guarantee scheme... Read the rest of this entry

The Gardeners Company Lobbies the Government on Behalf of the Horticultural Industry

April 18th 2020
The Master of WCOG has written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask that... Read the rest of this entry

Lord Mayor's Term to be Extended

April 17th 2020
To provide continuity of leadership, William Russell will serve an additional year in office... Read the rest of this entry

Urban Tree Challenge Fund

April 15th 2020
Funding is still available in England to establish new urban tree plantings... Read the rest of this entry

Garden Memoir Competition 2020

April 10th 2020
The Mollie Salisbury Cup is now open for entries... Read the rest of this entry

Grow Happy with Sunflower Challenge

April 7th 2020
The #GrowHappy initiative is delivered by the LANDSCAPE Show to... Read the rest of this entry

Florainbow of Hope

April 3rd 2020
A message of hope in full bloom from the horticultural industry... Read the rest of this entry

The UK’s first Ash Tree Archive

April 1st 2020
A pioneering project launched to tackle Ash Dieback... Read the rest of this entry

‘Feed the Nation’ National Campaign

March 28th 2020
An alliance of major fruit and vegetable growers calls for denizens to help... Read the rest of this entry

Toyota release BIG plans for ‘Green City’

March 25th 2020
Prototype plans for a 'green' city of the future have been announced... Read the rest of this entry

London’s Low Line - Design Winner Announced

March 19th 2020
And the winner of the London Low Line competition is... Read the rest of this entry

Wonderful Suffolk Country Gardens

March 17th 2020
This Garden Museum day trip takes guests on a one day tour to Suffolk... Read the rest of this entry

Futurescape Spring

March 10th 2020
The pro landscaping event returns to kick-start the Spring season... Read the rest of this entry

Gardeners Launch Charity Garden at Guildhall

March 5th 2020
The Lord Mayor and The Lady Mayoress with WCOG launch charity garden for... Read the rest of this entry

Spring Plant Fair 2020 at the Garden Museum

March 3rd 2020
The Spring Plant Fair returns with a selection of vegetable seeds to flowers, hardy perennials to climbers... Read the rest of this entry

Easter Chocolate Tasting for Grown Ups

February 27th 2020
This April head to the Chelsea Physic Garden for an evening of... Read the rest of this entry

'Greenwich Park Revealed' - New Grant

February 24th 2020
A major new restoration grant has been secured of... Read the rest of this entry

The Manor House Gardens: A Perennial Event

February 20th 2020
Support the charity Perennial with a garden tour with Head Gardener... Read the rest of this entry

Botany for Gardeners

February 18th 2020
Loving plants is easy, understanding them, less so! Each week will consist of an hour long lecture by... Read the rest of this entry

Around the World in 80 Trees

February 14th 2020
Visit the Chelsea Physic Garden this coming May for a talk with expert arborist... Read the rest of this entry

Garden for Friendship at RHS Chelsea

February 11th 2020
The RHS Garden for Friendship aims to promote gardens and gardening for good mental health... Read the rest of this entry

Tree Cities of the World: UK Launch

February 6th 2020
'Tree Cities of the World' programme launches in the UK... Read the rest of this entry

City Giving Day 2020: Launch Breakfast

February 3rd 2020
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal reveals their plans for making City Giving Day 2020 even better... Read the rest of this entry

Hortus Loci: Perennial Event

January 31st 2020
Perennial's next event for 2020 is a visit to Hortus Loci plant nursery on... Read the rest of this entry

RHS Garden Bridgewater: Opening Date Announced

January 28th 2020
RHS’ new Garden in Salford, Greater Manchester opens on... Read the rest of this entry

Super Nature: Private View

January 23rd 2020
Be amongst the first to see London's first art fair dedicated to gardens and flowers... Read the rest of this entry

SGD Spring Conference 2020

January 21st 2020
The Society of Garden Designers spring conference explores the theme of... Read the rest of this entry

The Lord Mayor's Appeal: Call My Wine Bluff Dinner

January 17th 2020
Taste and test your knowledge of wine at this informal dinner on… Read the rest of this entry

An Introduction to Garden History

January 14th 2020
This popular course on the history of gardens, and garden design will run on... Read the rest of this entry

SGD Awards 2020 Ceremony

January 9th 2020
The winners of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards 2020 will be announced at... Read the rest of this entry

The Gardens Trust: London Winter Lectures

January 7th 2020
Season tickets are on offer for five fascinating lectures covering... Read the rest of this entry

Former Lord Mayor Receives Knighthood

January 2nd 2020
Former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin, has been awarded a knighthood for... Read the rest of this entry

Heralding Spring: Kokedama Making

December 31st 2019
Welcome the return of spring with workshops at the Chelsea Physic Garden... Read the rest of this entry

The City of London: Creativity and the Culture Mile

December 26th 2019
Attend the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Gresham event at Guildhall... Read the rest of this entry

Garden Museum Royal Parks Quiz

December 24th 2019
Teams of up to eight persons are welcome to put their knowledge of London’s Royal Parks to the test... Read the rest of this entry

RBG Edinburgh Herbarium Tour

December 20th 2019
Discover Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Herbarium... Read the rest of this entry

The Laskett Gardens Snowdrop Event

December 17th 2019
Sir Roy Strong invites you to join him alongside Perennial Fellows for an exclusive visit of his garden... Read the rest of this entry

Big Give Christmas Challenge Result

December 13th 2019
The 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge raised... Read the rest of this entry

BALI National Landscape Awards 2019 Results

December 10th 2019
The 43rd BALI National Landscape Award Winners Have Been Revealed... Read the rest of this entry

Sponsor an RHS Herbarium Box

December 6th 2019
A unique opportunity to sponsor a herbarium box... Read the rest of this entry

The 32nd London Art Fair

December 3rd 2019
The London Art Fair returns to London's Islington for... Read the rest of this entry

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

November 29th 2019
Donations will be doubled this Christmas... Read the rest of this entry

The Lord Mayor’s Highland Ball

November 26th 2019
Attend to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal… Read the rest of this entry

Party for Perennial 2020

November 22nd 2019
Join Perennial at this popular new year event… Read the rest of this entry

New Focus For The Gardens Trust

November 20th 2019
Unforgettable gardens: save our heritage... Read the rest of this entry

COSMIMA 15th Annual Jewellery Show, London

November 16th 2019
Visit this free exhibition to see artisan jewellery made by... Read the rest of this entry

Christmas at Kew

November 14th 2019
Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew this Christmas for... Read the rest of this entry

Chartered Institute of Horticulture - Annual Conference

November 11th 2019
Attend the annual CIH conference to learn more... Read the rest of this entry

The New City of London Cookbook

November 7th 2019
Support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal by purchasing this new cookbook... Read the rest of this entry

Watercolour Christmas Cards with Chelsea School of Botanical Art

November 4th 2019
A one day introductory lesson to botanical painting... Read the rest of this entry

Beautiful & Useful: Christmas Craft Fair

October 29th 2019
Come and support local artisans at the Garden Museum... Read the rest of this entry

Voices of London - An Evening of Poems Inspired by Our Great City

October 26th 2019
Support The Lord Mayor's Appeal with an evening of poetry... Read the rest of this entry

Garden Museum's 7th Annual Literary Festival: Tickets Now Available

October 22nd 2019
The next Festival of Garden Literature will be held at Helmingham Hall, Suffolk... Read the rest of this entry

Tower Bridge celebrates its 125 year history with exclusive after-hours talks

October 15th 2019
Part of Tower Bridge’s 125th anniversary celebrations. This event is hosted in the brand-new learning space... Read the rest of this entry

Stories that shape our future: the first ever Chelsea History Festival

October 8th 2019
Immerse yourself in a celebration of history, set in the heart of iconic Chelsea. With more than 35 events over 5 days, discover this exciting programme... Read the rest of this entry

THE LORD MAYOR ON THE FUTURE OF THE LIVERY

July 3rd 2019
In his Mansion House speech to Masters, Prime Wardens and Upper Bailiff, the Lord Mayor, Peter Estlin, invited his guests to consider what the Livery’s future might look like. He said: Read the rest of this entry

Food is Medicine at Chelsea Physic

June 19th 2019
Chelsea Physic Garden welcomes the Guardian’s ‘New Vegan’ columnist Meera Sodha to its next Food is Medicine-themed Supper Talk on Thursday 25th July at 7pm. Read the rest of this entry

YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL...

June 17th 2019
Sheriffs Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Hon Liz Green liverymen invite liverymen to support the annual Sheriffs’ Ball, held at Guildhall on Friday 20th September in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Read the rest of this entry

Just follow the Lord Mayor...

June 17th 2019
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge takes place at Barclays in Canary Wharf on Friday 5th July. Registration is open at https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/665/abseil-challenge-at-barclays/. Read the rest of this entry

DRINKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

June 17th 2019
The Brewers’ Company Annual City Beerfest, held in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, takes place in Guildhall Yard on Thursday 18th July between 12.30-9pm. Sixteen breweries will be there providing the finest beers for your enjoyment. Read the rest of this entry

Sheriffs ride through the City

June 17th 2019
On Wednesday 10th July Sheriffs Vincent Keaveny and Liz Green are taking to horseback to ride through the City of London, visiting various landmarks and livery halls whilst raising money for the Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund. Read the rest of this entry

TUDOR, TRADER, SHIPPER, SPY?

June 17th 2019
As part of the celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of its founder Sir Thomas Gresham (he also founded the Royal Exchange), Gresham College is staging an exhibition called 'Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy?' Read the rest of this entry

LIGHTING THE WAY FOR FOOD PRODUCTION

June 17th 2019
The Lightmongers’ Company hold their William Wright Lecture on 27th June (6pm - 8pm University College London Auditorium). Read the rest of this entry