Garden Give-Aways

Win Tickets to Gardeners’ World Live!

Gardeners’ World Live is on at the NEC next month, and I am so looking forward to going! I’m going child-free, with my mum, who knows more about gardening than anyone I know, so it feels like I will have an expert guide with me! It’ll be lovely to have the day with just my mum and I, both browsing and mooching about the gardens and plants, a passion that we both share.

So as I am going and am excited, I though it’d be nice to offer you guys the chance to win a pair of tickets, too. Sound good? Then read on for more information about the event and the chance to win….


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, 16 – 19 June.

Amazing Show Gardens

This year’s show sees some of the most impressive Show Gardens yet, taking centre stage. One of the stars of the Show is Paul Stone’s Canal Boat Garden, representing the legendary Midland’s waterways. With its nomadic planting style covering the roof of the narrow boat set in the backdrop of a canal, meadow planting and lock-keepers cottage garden, this garden will be one for the cameras. In addition, Birmingham School of Architecture and Design’s faculty for landscaping will be producing a garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live which will then be re-located to Birmingham’s infamous Jewellery Quarter after the Show. ‘A Place To Dwell’ comprises a contemporary design with innovative features including a multi-purpose garden building providing shelter during winter and taking on the form of a pavilion during summer.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres

This stage boasts a prestigious line-up of Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and Joe Swift, all sharing their very best advice with the audience first-hand. Theatre sponsor, Wyevale Garden Centres, will host a session each day.

Floral Marquee sponsored by GreenThumb, featuring the NEW Rose Festival

The jewel in the crown, the Floral Marquee, has been refreshed and reinvigorated. Packed to bursting with top quality nurseries, this year it also features a Rose Festival where specialist rose growers come together with beautiful displays, incredible variety for sale, a dedicated rose advice area and the chance to buy all the extras you need for successful growing. Floral Marquee sponsor GreenThumb has joined forces with Award Winning designer Pippa Probert to create an eye-catching central feature.

NEW BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Small Garden Solutions

With space at a premium in our gardens, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine brings to life a wealth of design ideas and container recipes that will transform your plot into your own piece of heaven. This informative and interactive zone includes the Container Gallery featuring 10 great planting ideas; a Front and Back Garden featuring a wealth of space savvy features; and the Potting Shed Theatre where your favourite garden experts and the magazine team will share their techniques, styles, and down-to- earth advice. Plants kindly supplied by Wyevale Garden Centres.

NEW VegTrug Stage

VegTrug return to the show this year with their own stage where a regular flow of experts demonstrate hands on ways to make even the tiniest plot productive and tasty.

And much more!

And of course, with free entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer included in every ticket, it’s the ultimate summer day out. Book tickets in advance for the best prices at

How fabulous? I think I’m most looking forward to seeing the Show Gardens, and I would love to see the legend that is Monty Don, too!

Competition Time

I have a pair of tickets to Gardeners World Live up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning them, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 26th May 2016. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Which part of the event would you most look forward to?

Disclosure: I’ve received tickets to this event FOC


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