Gardeners World Live is Back for 2013

Once again one of the highlights of the year, Gardeners' World Live, is back at the NEC in Birmingham from June 12 – 16th.

Created by Nathan James Dodd on Thursday, 13th of June, 2013.
Updated on Tuesday, 1st of September, 2015.


Gardening Celebrities

All the well known personalities will be there – Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Diarmuid Gavin and many others giving talks, tips and advice.

Learn from the experts how to design a garden or encourage wildlife. There's problem solving sessions with Anne Swithenbank, and Mary Berry will be demonstrating her favourite ways to turn home grown fruit and vegetables into tasty treats.

The Flower Show

The RHS Flower Show features no less than eleven gardens with a wide array of themes and that's in addition to a 'Floral Marquee' packed with over 100 nurseries exhibiting a spectacular number and variety of plants.

The Plant Village is the ultimate horticultural farmer's market while the 'Edible Patches' exhibition explains how to cultivate a small plot, making it is as productive as possible.

Other specialist areas have exhibits to interest everyone, from flower arranging to foraging, rare plants and bee keeping to the biggest exhibition of Bonsai in the UK, with talks and demonstrations.

Something for the Children

There's lots of fun stuff for the children as well, two of whom are admitted free on Saturday and Sunday, and every day if they are under six. Over the weekend there are family activities and Blue Peter's own gardener will be showing youngsters how to sow seeds and pot plants.

Forest Garden

The sheer range of exhibitors in Birmingham means that you will go home full of ideas on how to improve your garden.

Forest will be showing their sustainable timber products. They're the UK's largest manufacturer of garden timber products, so if you've ever wanted a summerhouse or log cabin to make the most of your garden, their stand will inspire you with ideas and solutions.

A particularly interesting development is Forest's commitment to accessibility, working in partnership with Thrive, a charity that helps people who have mental health problems or a disability to change their lives through gardening,. 

Their Accessible Gardening collection includes compact raised beds and planters specially designed for wheelchair gardeners and those with a disability. Tested by Thrive,  the range includes existing products plus new table and trough planters in addition to mini-garden troughs. A donation is made to the charity with each sale.

Haddonstone

Another well known exhibiting company is Haddonstone, who will be showcasing their range of cast stone landscape ornaments. These include garden furniture, bird baths, fountains, planters sundials and statuary. If you have never thought about using cast stone, maybe this will be the right time to have a look.

Visit us

If you visit the NEC for Gardeners' World Live, we are only a few minutes away in Castle Bromwich and Sutton Coldfield. So if you are inspired, we would love to see you.

Find details about our garden centre here.

Related Articles

Television Gardening Programmes Planned For 2017

Television Gardening Programmes Planned For 2017

They'll be no shortage of gardening programmes on TV next year with several old favourites returning and also some new series. Andy Taylor has been finding out what's planned for 2017.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Tuesday, 8th of November, 2016.

Charlie Dimmock Returns With Garden Rescue

Charlie Dimmock Returns With Garden Rescue

Charlie Dimmock returned to our screens last week with Garden Rescue and Nathan James Dodd has been catching up on what has been happening in this latest garden transformation programme.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 5th of September, 2016.

2016 Shed Of The Year Winner

2016 Shed Of The Year Winner

As closely run as any Olympic event, Martyn Loach saw how the 2016 Shed Of The Year was won by the 'West Wing' Eco Shed, the perfect hideaway at the bottom of a Berkshire garden.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 22nd of August, 2016.

Shed Of The Year 2016

Shed Of The Year 2016

Sheds of all shapes, sizes and styles are once again featured in this year's Channel 4 Shed Of The Year competition, Nathan James Dodd reviews the categories and finalists.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of July, 2016.

comments powered by Disqus

RSS

View RSS Feed

Author

Nathan James Dodd Nathan James Dodd

Garden Designer

View Profile

Follow Us!

Tags

Recent Articles

How To Heat Your Greenhouse

How To Heat Your Greenhouse

Heating will be a deciding factor on the variety of plants you are able to grow in a greenhouse and the number of plants that can be kept over winter. Here, Robert Hall goes through the pros and cons of the different types of heating that are available.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 16th of January, 2017.

Grange Announce New Timber Products For 2017

Grange Announce New Timber Products For 2017

Grange are introducing several new fence panels and gates in 2017 and Andy Taylor has been looking at these fresh additions to their already impressive collection of timber products.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Friday, 13th of January, 2017.

Safe and Secure Shopping on GardenSite

Safe and Secure Shopping on GardenSite

With the security of online purchases and protection of personal information a priority for our customers, David Coton is pleased to announce that gardensite.co.uk is now fully secure across the whole site.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of January, 2017.

Palmako Timber Garden Houses Now Available

Palmako Timber Garden Houses Now Available

Palmako are one of Europe's leading manufacturers of garden buildings using high quality Nordic timber, and David Coton is pleased that GardenSite can now offer their new range of versatile and beautifully constructed garden buildings.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of January, 2017.