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David Domoney at Perrywood

David DomoneyWe are excited to announce that David Domoney is coming to Perrywood on Saturday 12 October with three different opportunities for customers meet him!


Join us in-store on Saturday 12 October when David will be entertaining an audience and sharing his deep knowledge and passion for horticulture during two pre-bookable sessions. More information and tickets are available online at


Best known for co-presenting ITV1’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and for being resident gardener on ‘This Morning’, David has over 40 years horticultural experience with a vast collection of RHS medals to his name - including the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal.


Saturday 12 October will begin with a talk from David Domoney from 11am to 11.45am. David will talk about how your garden can make you healthier and happier. David is passionate about how your garden (however small) can have a positive and therapeutic impact on your wellbeing. He will be offering valuable advice, tips and inspiration on how you can create an outdoor space that heals, calms and nourishes. Hear tips and advice on creating an area for relaxation, attracting wildlife, growing food in small spaces, maximising scent and texture, and how through some simple design techniques and careful plant selection you can have a garden that boosts your overall health and happiness. Afterwards, there will be an informal Q&A session, where audience members will be given the opportunity to pose their questions to David on anything gardening related! Tickets are £10 each and are fully redeemable against any purchase in store on the day.


David DomoneyIn the afternoon from 2pm – 2.45pm David will hosting a planted container workshop. In this small workshop, a maximum of 20 participants, will be shown by David, how to create their own beautiful potted container worth £30. Each attendee will have their own bespoke container to take home to transform a doorstep, balcony or patio and look fantastic throughout the autumn and winter seasons. David will provide lots of design ideas and inspiration for creating something a little different, introducing interesting textures, beautiful colour combinations, and perfect planting partners. All attendees will take home their own traditional Yorkshire pot, planted up with their own bespoke arrangement. Tickets are £30 each (which is the RRP value of the planted container).


Hannah Powell, Communications & HR Director at Perrywood comments: “We are delighted that David is coming to visit and we look forward to welcoming him to Perrywood. He will be talking to our customers about how spending time in the garden can be the best medicine, this is something we are very passionate about. Health and happiness and the importance of gardening to boost mental health is a message we regularly talk about.”


To book your ticket for either the talk or the workshop, please visit:


Published: 11/09/2019


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