Blooming lovely

* Join the green wellies brigade and sniff the scents of summer flowers, avoid the prickles of cacti and quiz the experts during Elsecar's annual garden lovers' weekend on July 20 and 21. You can also stock up on plants and garden furniture, join in the workshops and watch the demonstrations. Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, Barnsley. For information: 01226 740203.

* Make a sample of a topiary spiral to take home from a workshop on pruning and topiary this Sunday afternoon at Walmer Castle in Kent. To book: 01304 364288.

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