Gardens Illustrated is delighted to announce the return of its online masterclass series. This year the series continues with three expert and exciting speakers, who are each joining us for an hour-long lecture on a topic of their choice.

The masterclass series is a brilliant chance to hear from some of horticulture’s most dynamic talent and to find out about their leading approaches to planting choices, seasonality, sustainability, gardening and health, and much more. Plus, as part of the live event, there’s the opportunity to ask them your own gardening queries.

Buy a tickets for this year’s talks and as well as the option to join live, the talks will be available on demand to be viewed up to four times as a recording; so you can make notes in your own time, go back and listen again – or if you can’t make the live event, watch it at a time to suit you.

The 2022 series features head gardener Benjamin Pope, planting designer Nigel Dunnett and garden design Juliet Sargeant.

You can book each online Masterclass individually for £15 per class or save 20% when you buy all three as a single series booking for just £36.

Gardens Illustrated masterclass hosts

Benjamin Pope

Benjamin Pope is currently head gardener of a private estate in West Sussex, where he leads a team maintaining and developing the garden, whilst growing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the house. He is the author of a new book, ‘What to Sow, Grow and Do’, and regularly writes for gardening publications. Benjamin's talk is about growing a year-round productive garden and can now be watched on demand.

Nigel Dunnett

Nigel Dunnett is Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield and Director of Nigel Dunnett Studio. He is one of the world’s leading voices on planting design, and a pioneer of the new ecological approach to gardens and landscapes. He will walk you through how to create a long-season planting scheme on the 23 June at 6pm.

Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant is a garden designer known for gardens that create a connection with nature. Her gardens are often as thought-provoking as they are beautiful. Having first trained as a medical doctor, she has always advocated the importance of landscape and gardening to health. She will tell you everything you need to know about designing a sustainable garden on the 14 July at 6pm.

Book onto the 2022 Gardens Illustrated Masterclass


Molly Blair
Molly Blaireditorial and digital assistant

Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.