Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Dig In Events - COM­PILED BY ALYS HURN AND AN­NIE GATTI

How to Bring Your Gar­den Alive with Sculp­ture and Light En­joy an evening talk with sculp­tor David Har­ber and light­ing de­signer Sally Storey on how light and sculp­ture can con­trib­ute to gar­den design. 3 May, 6pm. £35. The John Cullen Show­room, Lon­don SW6 2EB. Tel 020 7471 4914, john­cul­len­light­ing.com

Re­think­ing Rep­ton Take a look at how third-year stu­dents on the Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture and Gar­den Design de­gree at Writ­tle Univer­sity have in­ter­preted Humphry Rep­ton’s ap­proaches to land­scape design in the 18th cen­tury – and his trade­mark be­fore-and-af­ter paint­ings for clients – in this ex­hi­bi­tion at the RHS Lind­ley Li­brary. 3-22 May, 10am-5pm. Vin­cent Square, Lon­don SW1P 2PE. Tel 020 3176 5800, rhs.org.uk

Kew’s Tem­per­ate House The stun­ning Tem­per­ate House at the Royal Botanic Gar­dens, Kew, re-opens this month af­ter a five-year restora­tion project that has seen 15,000 panes of glass re­placed. Open­ing 5 May, 10am-5.45pm. £16. Royal Botanic Gar­dens, Kew, Rich­mond, Sur­rey TW9 3AE. Tel 020 8332 5655, kew.org

Jupiter Art­land’s 10th An­niver­sary Two new site-spe­cific works have been com­mis­sioned to cel­e­brate the 10th an­niver­sary of Jupiter Art­land, the sculp­ture park in the grounds of Bon­ning­ton House. The first, by Phyl­l­ida Bar­low, will be sited in the wood­land area and opens on 12 May. The sec­ond, by Por­tuguese artist Joana Vas­con­ce­los, is a swim­ming pool in­stal­la­tion for the house’s Ital­ian Gar­den that can be seen from July. Bon­ning­ton House Steadings, Wilkieston, Ed­in­burgh EH27 8BY. Tel 01506 889900, jupit­er­art­land.org

Plant Fairs Road­show Choose plants from spe­cial­ist nurs­eries, in­clud­ing Beth Chatto and Cot­tage Gar­den Plants, at Layer Marney Tower in Es­sex. 13 May, 12-5pm. £9. Layer Marney, nr Colch­ester, Es­sex CO5 9US. Tel 07791 031657, plant-fairs.co.uk

An Evening with Michael Mar­riot Learn how to choose the per­fect rose for your gar­den at this evening talk from Michael Mar­riot, se­nior rosar­ian at David Austin Roses, hosted by Wilde­goose Nurs­ery. 17 May, 6.30pm. £10. The Walled Gar­den, Lower Mil­li­chope, Mun­slow, Shrop­shire SY7 9HE. Tel 01584 841890, wilde­goosenurs­ery.co.uk

Journées des Plantes de Chan­tilly If you’re vis­it­ing Paris this month, be sure to visit France’s premier spring flower show. Now in its fourth year in its new home – the mag­nif­i­cent grounds of the Château de Chan­tilly, just 25 min­utes by train from cen­tral Paris – the show prom­ises more nurs­eries and plants than ever be­fore. 18-20 May, 10am-7pm. €17 ad­vanced ticket. Do­maine de Chan­tilly, 7 Rue du Con­nétable, 60500 Chan­tilly, France. Tel +33 (0)344 27 31 80, do­mainedechan­tilly.com

Barns­ley Vil­lage Fes­ti­val Don’t miss the chance to visit the Rose­mary Verey-de­signed gar­dens of Barns­ley House. They’re open­ing as part of the Barns­ley Vil­lage Fes­ti­val’s 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, which co­in­cide with the cen­te­nary of Verey’s birth. Other gar­dens in the vil­lage will also open to the pub­lic. 19 May, from 9.30am. £7. Barns­ley, Cirences­ter, Glouces­ter­shire GL7 5EE. Tel 01285 740000, barns­ley­house.com

Tour Sandymere Gar­den En­joy a guided tour of Sandymere gar­den in Cote­brook, Cheshire, de­vel­oped by Sir John Timp­son to a plan by land­scape ar­chi­tect Mark Dar­went. High­lights in­clude a hosta gar­den and gen­er­ous plant­ings of aza­leas and rhodo­den­drons. In aid of Peren­nial. 31 May. 11am-2.45pm £60 (in­cludes lunch). Sandymere, Mid­dlewich Road, Cote­brook, Cheshire CW6 9EH. Tel 0800 093 8510, peren­nial.org.uk

Bloom in the Park See show gar­dens from some of Ire­land’s top gar­den de­sign­ers at the coun­try’s premier gar­den fes­ti­val, which opens in Dublin’s Phoenix Park this month. Along­side show gar­dens you’ll find gar­den­ing tools and ac­ces­sories and taste some of Ire­land’s best food and drink. 31 May – 4 June, 9am-6pm. €16. Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ire­land. Tel +353 (0)1 295 8181, bloominthep­ark.com

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