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Exclusive live event: Our gardens: past, present and future

Our gardens: past, present and future

To celebrate 30 years of Gardens Illustrated, join us for a special evening of conversation and insight with some of the leading lights of modern horticulture and garden design. Our anniversary event will be a live panel discussion looking at the ways our gardens and gardening have changed over the past three decades, the most pressing issues we face now and what the future of horticulture may hold.

Details: Attend in person or via streaming online.
Date: Thursday 23 March 2023
Venue: Eagle House, Bristol. Welcome drinks and canapes provided, and guests will leave with a goodie bag
Doors: 6pm; Event: 7pm

Buy your tickets for the in-person live event now via See Tickets. Price: £55. Early Bird Offer: Book by 30 January and receive a copy of the new Gardens Illustrated Transform Your Garden Special Edition, RRP £9.99 (out in March).

Or watch online via Big Marker Price: £15

This event is Sponsored by Hattingley Valley Vines. Eco-friendly English sparkling wines made in Hampshire.
Hattingley Valley
Our gardens: past, present and future
Our gardens: past, present and future

Our panelists

Tom Massey

Tom Massey studied at the London College of Garden Design before founding his studio in 2015. He has created several award-winning show gardens including the Yeo Valley Organic Garden for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021, which won Gold and the BBC People’s Choice Award. He will be creating a new design for the 2023 show for the Royal Entomological Society. His first book, RHS Resilient Garden, will be released in April 2023. 

Urban food grower Claire Ratinon

Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower, author, speaker and radio presenter. She worked in TV production before changing career to grow produce for restaurants and give workshops to school children and community groups. Her book Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong was released in June 2022, and her pamphlet ‘Horticultural Appropriation: Why Horticulture Needs Decolonising’ was published in April 2021.

Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson OBE is one of the world’s most lauded landscape designers, who has been creating beautiful, naturalistic spaces since 1987. His projects include the Tokachi Millenium Forest in Japan and Lowther Castle in Cumbria. He is a contributing editor of Gardens Illustrated and writes, lectures and broadcasts regularly. His 2015 show garden for Chatsworth and Laurent Perrier was awarded a Gold Medal and Best Show Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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