cake is designed by gardener David Domoney

Head to this year's Ideal Home Show where a giant plant cake will be centre stage, highlighting the delights of vertical gardening

The Nook in the Wye Valley

Anyone wanting to embark on a self-build project, or renovate or refurbish their existing property should head to the show at Birmingham's NEC. Experts including Charlie Luxton and Julia Kendall will be on hand - and Deco has free tickets worth £36 a pair to give away

the fair is great for all price points

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.

Grainne Watts

You'll find the most thrilling ceramics at Ceramic Art London 2018, so if you're a collector or just have a bit of a thing for pots, don't miss this fair

Lawn School with David Hedges Gower

David Hedges Gower is on a mission to put lawns back at the centre of our horticultural endeavours. A well tended lawn is a work of natural beauty, so if you want to learn how to keep yours in rude health, head to his Lawn School in May

Catherine Southon

If you've yet to discover the joys of auctions, make 2018 the year you do

Harewood House has many Chippendale pieces

Harewood House near Leeds is home to a remarkable collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture and it's inviting the public to visit a special Chippendale trail to mark the 300th anniversary of the designer's birth