Host of new features at BBC Gardeners’ World Live


BBC Gardeners’ World Live HQ has been busy over the past few months confirming a host of exciting new features to inspire your gardening at this year’s show, at the NEC from 11 – 14 June, 2015.

There will be a new Lifestyle Garden category illustrating how gardens can be designed to suit different life stages, from first home to new family and ultimately a retirement haven. This year’s show garden designers are a hot-bed of both emerging and established talent. One to watch is Paul Harris, finalist in BBC2s recent ‘Great Garden Challenge’, with his ‘First Home’ Lifestyle Garden.

Over at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre, the stage will boast a prestigious line-up of Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Toby Buckland hosted by James Alexander-Sinclair. Joe Swift will talk about his design principles, Monty Don will discuss inspirational developments at Longmeadow and Nicky Roeber, of theatre sponsor Wyevale Garden Centres, talks visitors through key looks and colour in the garden.


Award-winning designer Adam Frost (RHS Chelsea Gold Medal freshly under his belt for the Homebase Garden, Chelsea 2015) and landscaper Jody Lidgard will collaborate to create a garden of pockets filled with beautiful plant combinations suited to different situations, from full sun to moisture loving and dry shade to acquatic.

Another new feature is the Gardeners’ World Magazine Pots Zone, dedicated to successful results from container gardening. This will feature a stage, demo area and stunning displays with a host of experts to share their ‘Container Style’ including Mary Berry (Friday).

Love the Plot You Got ‘Live’ with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) offers an un-missable opportunity for anyone wishing to give their garden an overhaul. Visitors can access the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the gardening industry at this show feature. The APL demonstrate techniques that can be achieved in a relatively small space on a budget.


The Skinny Jean Gardeners, who are on a mission to inject fun and creativity into gardening, will be appearing on the Kitchen Garden Talks Tent in conjunction with Veg Trug, and inspiring kids to get growing with regular Sow n’ Grow demos on Family Weekend. They’ll be joined by 13-year old RHS Young Gardener of the Year 2012, Lucas Hatch, for kids Grow Your Own sessions.

In the heart of the RHS Floral Marquee, the owners of the nurseries host hands-on demos of their specialist subjects from Alpine Troughs with D’Arcy & Everest to veg plant propagation with Barnsdale Gardens. The RHS Gardening Advice team will also be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.

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