For all you lawn and garden aficionados out there, this weekend (15-18 June) sees the return of ‘BBC Gardeners World Live’ to the NEC in Birmingham. If you’ve never been, it’s well worth the pilgrimage to see the latest of what’s hot in the gardening world, with many manufacturers showing off their latest products, and talks from some of the nation’s top gardeners, such as the BBC’s Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh.
You might be surprised to learn that Gardeners World turns 50 this year, that’s half a century of top class gardening advice from the nation’s favorite broadcaster. First broadcast in 1967, Gardeners World is now one of the longest running magazine programmes on British television. To celebrate, this years GWL runs alongside the BBC Good Food Show, giving you even more to look forward to on your visit.
To mark the bicentenary of Gardeners world, other features of the show will include:
- A nostalgia garden to take visitors back to the show’s 1960’s origins, complete with a shop selling favoured plants of the time at 1960’s prices!
- A vintage 1967 Austin Mini and a Nuffield tractor, both manufactured in Birmingham will be on display
- An anniversary garden, providing a living museum of gardening over the last 50 years, from the garish trends of the 1970’s right up to the latest trends
- Talks from Gardeners World presenters both past and present giving you their top tips for gardening in the 21st century
- Stands featuring bags of inspiration and great value shopping opportunities
- All sorts of family fun and entertainment, including live music, face painting and Father’s day card making for the kids, and of course plenty of Pimms and cake!
Tickets are on sale now for £23.50, so don’t miss out!