BBC Gardeners World Live NEC 10 to 14 June 2009

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The NEC, 10-14 June 2009

BBC Gardeners’ World Live returns to The NEC between 10 and 14 June this year with more opportunity to get up close and personal with the Gardeners’ World presenters than ever before!  Throughout the show they will be inspiring visitors to transform gardens and allotments across the country into a riot of colour, perfume and great-tasting fruit, vegetables and herbs. 

New Gardeners’ World presenter and RHS gold medal winning garden designer Toby Buckland will join the line up giving live demonstrations in the Celebrity Theatre, which also features Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Adam Pasco and Monty Don.  For the first time ever, visitors will also be able to see the BBC 2 Gardeners’ World team and the magazine team in action in the garden in the exciting brand new Live Garden feature.

Growing your own will be a big theme at the show and practical help and advice will abound.  The Live Allotment will take shape throughout the show as experts and celebrities demonstrate all the essentials of successful allotment gardening.  The Grow Your Own Area will boast its own stage and will be packed with useful products, displays and demonstrations offering visitors all the tips they need on how to live the good life and produce great tasting fruit, vegetables and herbs themselves.

In addition to inspiration from celebrities and experts, there will be over 25 stunning Show Gardens demonstrating just what clever designs can achieve in a small space.  The garden designers will all be hoping to win a coveted RHS medal when the judging takes place just before the show opens.

This year’s show will also be overflowing with beautiful and unusual blooms ready to adorn the widest variety of gardens from the prettiest, rambling cottage garden to the most exciting exotic paradise.  The spectacular RHS Floral Marquee will be back with over 100 specialist nurseries offering high quality plants with many rare and unusual varieties.  Visit the RHS Orchid Feature to feast your eyes on exquisite displays of this beautiful and exotic species. Wander down the Plant Mall for a whole host of planting ideas and if you like to take cuttings from your favourite garden plants, why not bring some along and take part in the Plant Swap where you can trade your best plants for the highlight of someone else’s garden!

The show will be the perfect day out for beginners and enthusiasts alike with plenty of fresh ideas to help everyone create a stunning outdoor haven, perfect for relaxing, unwinding and entertaining. 

Also part of the show this year will be the Countryfile area with its own stage where favourites including John Craven will be hoping to convince us to get out and explore and enjoy the British countryside.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place alongside the BBC Summer Good Food Show and your great value ticket will admit you to both shows.  With mouthwatering recipes and ideas for great summer picnics and barbecues, along with live demonstrations from top celebrity chefs including Ainsley Harriot, Simon Rimmer and the Hairy Bikers, where better to pick up ideas for all your summer entertaining?

To book your ticket for BBC Gardeners’ World Live please visit or telephone the ticket hotline on 0844 579 3169.  Tickets include a free showguide worth £10 and free entry to BBC Summer Good Food Show.  Under 5s are free throughout the show and on family weekend up to 2 children age 5-16 go free per paying adult (Sat & Sun only).




BBC Summer Good Food Show
– the Summer Hotspot for 2009 at The NEC, Birmingham

From Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th June, The NEC in Birmingham will play host to the BBC Summer Good Food Show, celebrating one of our favourite pastimes for the long summer days – cooking for friends! 

The BBC Summer Good Food Show will engage all your senses with the very best in regional and seasonal foods, specialist producers and TV chefs in abundance. Pick up tips from the experts and their favourite seasonal recipes in the Summer Kitchen, taste chilled rosés and cool cocktails in the Drinks section and find the perfect foods for your ultimate hamper in our Picnic Must Haves area….there will be everything you need for a scrumptious summer!

Features of the show will include:
• The Summer Kitchen sponsored by Sainsbury’s – see celebrity chefs live in action
• The Producers’ Village - discover the best in regional and seasonal produce
• How Do I? Stage – learn key skills from the experts – from filleting a fish to dough-making and pickling
• Picnic Must Haves – everything for the perfect picnic – whatever the occasion
• Drinks, the Fine Wine and Spirits Area – taste and buy perfect summer tipples
• Drinks Tasting Workshops – learn more about great drinks for hot summer days
• Beers of the World Live (Fri to Sun only) - celebrate the amber nectar

The BBC Summer Good Food Show will take place alongside BBC Gardeners’ World Live at The NEC and one ticket will gain entry to both shows.  Family weekend welcomes two children from 5-16 free for each accompanying paying adult on Saturday and Sunday.  Under 5s are free on any day.  Tickets are on sale now so book early for your day of summer inspiration!


Dates: 10-14 June 2009

Venue: The NEC, Birmingham

Box office for BBC Summer Good Food Show: 0844 579 3170

Show info and online booking:

One ticket also gives you entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live on the day of your visit – two for the price of one!

ADULT advance  £18.50

ANY-DAY TICKET (standard) no need to specify day £19.50

2-DAY TICKET (standard) no need to specify days £28.00

ON THE DOOR £22.50

Under 5s free every day.

On Family Weekend, up to 2 children age 5-16 free per paying adult (Sat & Sun)


£1.50 booking fee per ticket on advance tickets