Sue Stuart-Smith

Win a pair of tickets to the NGS annual lecture with Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith

The National Garden Scheme's Annual Lecture will take place on November 11 2020 at 7pm

Opens October 7, 2020 12:18 pm
Closes October 25, 2020 11:55 am

Gardens Illustrated is delighted to be the media partner for the National Garden Scheme’s Annual Lecture 2020.


Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith, one of the most internationally distinguished and influential husband and wife teams in the world of gardens and horticulture come together for this year’s Annual Lecture.

Renowned garden designer Tom and his wife Sue, a leading psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of Sunday Times Bestseller The Well Gardened Mind, tell their fascinating story about how their garden at The Barn in Hertfordshire has influenced their careers and family life. Read our interview with Sue on gardening and mental health. 

Gardens Illustrated has one pair of tickets to the live event, worth £25 each, with a signed copy of The Gardens of England – Treasures of the National Garden Scheme (RRP £24.95) to win. Total prize value is £74.95.

To enter the competition, answer the below question correctly. The closing date for entries is noon on 25 October 2020.

The NGS Annual Lecture will run: Wednesday November 11th 7pm; live streaming

You must be available on Wednesday November 11th 2020 at 7pm in order to watch the NGS lecture. The lecture will not be made available after this date.

NGS Annual Lecture with Tom and Sue Stuart Smith

More information about the NGS Annual Lecture

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Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith are one of the most internationally distinguished and influential couples in the world of gardens and horticulture. Tom has long been a universally renowned garden designer with public and private commissions worldwide and a string of gold-medal winning gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Sue has used her career as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist as the basis for her interest in the benefits of gardens for people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing which in 2020 she channelled into one of the most acclaimed garden books for many years, The Well Gardened Mind.

For both, a major source of inspiration for their careers has been the garden they have created together through their married life at The Barn in Hertfordshire and their talk will weave together the fascinating story of their garden, family and their working lives.

Gardens Illustrated is also offering 10 per cent off the price of the event tickets with the code NGS2020. Head to the National Garden Scheme to book. 

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What year was the National Garden Scheme founded?

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