As part of our centenary celebrations, we have collaborated with some of Britain’s best-known tastemakers and most elegant locations to curate an exclusive programme of events.
Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri, Executive Editor Neil McLennan and key members of the Homes & Gardens team are your hosts, and we will be visiting some of the UK’s most exclusive and impressive venues.
Go on a discovery of wallpaper with V&A archivist Joanna Banham, or see behind the scenes at Petersham Nurseries, where owners Gael and Francesco Boglione will give a guided tour of their private garden.
Discover interior designer Kit Kemp’s style secrets on the roof terrace of her masterpiece, London’s Ham Yard Hotel. Or shop the Homes & Gardens design trail with food, drink, music and a panel of experts on hand at Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road.
It’s going to a spectacular summer, and we hope to see you at one of our very special celebrations.
To kick off the celebrations, Homes & Garden’s Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri chats trends, tastes and textiles with interior designer Suzy Hoodless, fabrics expert Ann Grafton and retail guru Daniel Boden-Wilson.
In addition to this lively evening at Heal’s, you can enjoy an exclusive 15 per cent shopping discount, along with a product trail edited by the H&G team.
There's also a cushion bar where a seamstress will create bespoke cushions using fabrics from the Homes & Gardens III collection with GP & J Baker.
Enjoy music from our live band, while you enjoy a glass of fizz or two and of course plenty of nibbles, provided by Grape & Fig.
Event details: 6pm, Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7LQ.
Tickets cost £15pp.
Fabulous interior designer Kit Kemp and Sarah Spiteri delve into Kit’s gloriously colourful work.
Make your way up to the roof garden at the beautiful Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to hear Kit share her style secrets while enjoying glorious cityscape views, wine and canapes.
Event details: 6.30-8.30pm, Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7Dt.
Tickets cost £30pp.
H&G’s Executive Editor Neil McLennan talks all things eclectic with interior designer Susie Atkinson.
Enjoy an afternoon at this beautiful hotel in the new Forest. on arrival, indulge in a glass of champagne and nibbles in the Drawing room, then hear neil grill susie, the brains behind the hotel’s interiors, for her tips on how to create a beautifully layered scheme. afterwards, explore the gardens at your leisure.
Event details: 2-4.30pm, Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FZ.
Tickets cost £30pp.
A private tour of Chatsworth’s stunning garden followed by a three-course lunch.
Having enjoyed morning tea and cake in the Hartington and Burlington rooms, take an exclusive tour of the stunning garden with head gardener Steve Porter. Then join H&G’s Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri for lunch with wine; Steve will share the history of the garden, and there will be the chance to ask questions.
Event details: 10am-2pm, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PN.
Tickets cost £50pp.
Learn how to style and plan your summer borders the Petersham way, then enjoy a tour of the rarely open Boglione garden.
Join H&G’s Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri for a fabulous day at Petersham Nurseries. The in-house horticultural experts will talk you through how to plan and style summer borders to ensure they are impactful and last well into the next season.
What’s more, to mark this special occasion, Gael and Francesco Boglione, owners of Petersham Nurseries, have agreed to open their gorgeous private garden for a guided tour. Following the talk and the tour, you can relax with a seasonal Bellini and three-course lunch at the famous restaurant.
Event details: 11am-3pm, Petersham Nurseries, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AB.
Tickets cost £105pp.
A hands-on discovery of all things wallpaper with V&A archivist Joanna Banham and the H&G editorial team.
We have collaborated with the V&A to take you behind the scenes for an afternoon at this iconic museum. First you’ll explore the history of wallpaper since 1909, with a fascinating lecture by Joanna Banham. Then you’ll have the opportunity to see some examples of archive pieces from the V&A Collections.
The session will conclude with the H&G team sharing styling advice on how to incorporate these classics into contemporary room schemes and you’ll also have the chance to put together your own mood board.
Event details: 2-5pm, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.
Tickets cost £50pp.
An unforgettable afternoon with Joa Studholme of Farrow & Ball, hot new florist Kitten Grayson and H&G’s Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri.
First you’ll be led by an expert guide in a small group around the beautiful Highgrove Royal Gardens, the private gardens of their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Then, while indulging in a champagne afternoon tea, hear Sarah Spiteri and colour consultant Joa Studholme discuss all things colour. There will be plenty of time for questions, before fabulous florist Kitten Grayson shares some of her expertise on creating a natural-looking arrangement.
Event details: 2-6pm, Highgrove Royal Gardens, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8TQ.
Tickets cost £75pp.