Saturday 9 October, Garden open from 4.00pm. Panel event from 6-7pm followed by book signing.

Join internationally-renowned, award winning landscape designers Annie Guilfoyle, Cleve West, and Andrew Duff as they discuss the influence John Brookes MBE had on their work and what they teach their students.  The discussion will be moderated by Gwendolyn van Paasschen, Chairman of the John Brookes-Denmans Foundation and editor of How to Design a Garden, a collection of essays, lectures, and other writings written by John Brookes during his phenomenal 60-year landscape design career.  The book, which has been published by Pimpernel Press, will be released on 7th October.
Aimed at gardeners, homeowners, garden designers, and students of design, the evening will focus on the design lessons John Brookes taught and their continued relevance.  Well ahead of his time, John wrote very broadly and deeply about design and art, and highlighted environmental concerns, the need for conservation, and advocating preservation of place. 
Beginning at 4 pm attendees can walk through Denmans, John’s garden from 1980-2018.  The discussion will begin at 6 pm, and the book will be available at a discounted price of £15 that evening only. Royalties from the book go to the John Brookes-Denmans Foundations.

£12 per ticket if pre-booked.

£15 day-of, pay at the door.

Click here for more information on the book.
Royalites from the book go to the John Brookes-Denmans Foundations

Annie Guilfoyle is an award-winning garden designer and director of Creative Landscapes. She was the founder and the Director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design for eighteen years, is the Garden Course Consultant at West Dean College in West Sussex and teaches a design course at Great Dixter. Annie teaches, lectures and judges internationally and is a judge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  She is passionate about education in horticulture and design.

Andrew Duff, an award-winning garden designer, is Managing Director of the Inchbald School in London.  Having worked with John Brookes as his Associate Designer and Senior Tutor, he has lectured, taught, and designed interntionally.  Andrew currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers and will take the Chair in 2022. Andrew wrote the preface to How to Design a

Cleve West, an award-winning designer with experience in public, private and show projects, studied art before working for fine art publishers Petersburg Press and spending a brief sojourn in David Hockney’s studio. Having won six Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower show, he is the only designer to have won ‘Best in Show’ two years in succession. His first book, ‘Our Plot’, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in Bushy Park.  His second book, ‘The Garden of Vegan’, was published by Pimpernel Press in May 2020.