Perennial – Helping Horticulturalists in All Seasons

Fetcham Park is honoured to partner with Perennial, the charity of the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society, for our Open House and Gardeners’ Question & Answers Panel on May 2ndfrom 5:30 pm – 9 pm.

The Grade II* listed house and landscaped grounds, not usually accessible to the public, will be open to explore at your ease. At 7 pm, historian Vivien White will unveil findings from her recent research into the original gardens at Fetcham Park, the final completed work by celebrated Royal gardener and nurseryman George London.

This will be followed by a lively, interactive Gardeners’ Question & Answers Panel, chaired by BBC Radio Kent garden expert, Jean Griffin. Tickets are £25 and include a glass of wine, available to buy HERE.

Read Jean’s Spring Gardening Tips for a taster of what to expect on May 2nd.

Perennial – helping horticulturists in need since 1839

Caption: Three Perennial clients talk about how the charity helped them in hard times and why the support of the charity meant so much…

National Gardening Week (April 30th– May 6th) is the ideal opportunity to celebrate the rich history of Fetcham Park’s original garden and its famous designer. It’s also a time to reflect on the great work horticulturists across the UK do to maintain and preserve the country’s estates and public gardens for the enjoyment of others.

Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping those who work in horticulture, and their families when times get tough. Over 1,200 people each year battling illness, financial hardship, bereavement, disability and many of life’s challenges are given help and support.

Alan Titchmarsh, broadcaster, writer and President of Perennial, talks about the importance of supporting the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting horticulturists in times of need in this short video…

Founded in 1839, the original Gardeners’ Benevolent Institution aimed to provide a source of income for gardeners, typically head gardeners, in retirement and their dependent families, recognising their commitment to their low-paid jobs on estates and public gardens.

The fundraising could only happen with the support of their volunteers and fundraisers willing to take on exciting challenges and special events.

Support Perennial at Fetcham Park

Join us for a fun evening of gardening tips, advice and chat and help support the work of Perennial at this special one-off Gardeners’ Question & Answers Panel.

Tickets are £25 (includes a glass of wine). Order now.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, email: or call Sue Brinsden on 01372 869 937. Visit


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