BBC Gardeners' World Live 2006

BBC Gardeners' World Live 2006

For Gardeners By Gardeners

The NEC, Birmingham, 14th-18th June 2006

(Press and Preview Day 14th June)

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2006 returns to the NEC in June for a celebration of beautiful plants, inspiration, live entertainment and the best in garden shopping.

The UK’s largest hands-on gardening show, presented in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, is an ideal opportunity for gardeners of any experience to come together to exchange tips, learn new skills and buy plants and products to take home. Above all, the show is a wealth of entertainment with BBC TV gardeners including Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh on hand to share in the common passion of gardening! 

Expert Advice on Hand

Well-known names will deliver more than 40 hours of live demonstrations over 5 days on the Gardeners’ World Magazine Celebrity Theatre, Grow It! stage and the Let’s Talk Design Theatre.  In addition, various experts including specialists from the Royal Horticultural Society will be on hand to offer advice on how to cultivate the perfect garden and answer questions on all gardening dilemmas.

Gardening inspiration will come in the form of over 40 amazing show gardens displayed in both the indoor and outdoor area.  Garden designers are already busy at work creating stunning gardens such as The Mayflower - Voyage of Discovery garden. This extraordinary garden replicates the famous Mayflower ship that was used to exchange plants in the early seventeenth century between Britain and the East coast of America. The garden will feature a reproduction of The Mayflower including a front cabin, rigging and part of the main deck. This is a unique opportunity to see the incredible techniques that were used in the gardening world including transporting tuberous plants in ox bladders – a true Renaissance plastic bag!

Floral Delights
The Royal Horticultural Society Floral Marquee promises to be a gardening feast with over 100 select nurseries from across the country.  At the height of summer you won’t want to miss this haven of stunning floral displays featuring new and interesting plants available for purchase.  From fuchsias to roses, bonsai to ornamental grasses and acers to tropical ferns there is something to suit everyone’s style and budget.  Best of all the experts are on hand to ensure you buy the right plants for your garden and offer care advice.

Reap What You Sow
Among the many features at this year’s event the Grow It! area will encourage gardeners to propagate their own fruit and vegetables.  Experts will be on hand to reveal how simple natural gardening techniques can help us to reduce our reliance on chemicals and encourage wildlife friendly habitats.  Celebrity gardeners will demonstrate vital gardening skills for a successful kitchen garden no matter how little space is available, while celebrity chefs cook up tasty and healthy home-grown recipes.

How to get involved at the show
Gardeners’ World Plant Swap will return to give visitors the opportunity to get their hands on plants propagated by Monty and his team at Berryfields - the BBC Gardeners’ World television programme garden.  Visitors who bring a cutting along to the show could not only walk away with a special piece of BBC Gardeners’ World history, but could also be doing their bit to help regenerate some of Britain’s plant varieties.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live also offers a wealth of shopping opportunities.  The stunning nurseries in the floral marquee are matched with exhibitors offering hundreds of gardening products ranging from wheelbarrows to water features.  Life is made easier for shop-a-holics at the improved Plant and Product Crèche where precious purchases can be left and the Car Collection Point ensures the bounty will get home with ease!   

Family Sunday -  NEW for 2006 - BBC Gardeners’ World Live is encouraging children to take an active interest in gardening with all its benefits that can be attributed to health, education and pure enjoyment.  A special ‘Gardening Trail’ will guide children and families around the show via a collection of exhibitors who will create attractions aimed at the children.  Participants include English Nature, RSPB, Wriggly Wigglers, plus the celebrities on the main stages.


Telephone Number: 0870 165 5573


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