Head to the wonderful RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey to see US sculptor and film maker Philip Haas' giant sized The Four Seasons

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the upcoming Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs in London's Battersea.

If you have a passion for craft, don't miss Handmade Oxford where some 250 brilliantly talented designer makers will be showing their latest pieces

Attend talks, seminars and practical workshops

If you want to know more about what's involved in a self-build project, or you're thinking about improving your home, The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Sandown Park in Surrey is well worth a visit